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good morning. too hot to handle. that dangerous heat wave gripping much of the nation this morning. 32 states under a heat advisory. millions looking for a way to stay cool. when will it end? al has some answers. all the way to the top. britain's prime minister forced to testify before parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite
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national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape.
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how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. then we're going to talk about the woman who can really pack a punch. we're talking about wendy murdoch, the wife of rupert murdoch. she was the first person to leap to her husband's defense when a protester tried to hit him in the face with a pie as he was testifying in front of parliament about that phone-hacking scandal. who is she, and what do her actions say about her? we'll get into that. ichbl and i may be holding a delectable dessert, but we'll be talking about restaurant chains that sell meals and desserts like this that can give you an entire day's worth of calorie and fat in one sitting. >> i know. and it looks really enticing. >> you shouldn't drink it, but on a day like today, you put it on your forehead. it's nice. on that point, let's go directly to al for a check of today's weather. hey, al. >> in fact, on the map, you get an idea, when you say 32 states, we're talking about 100 million people.
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almost two-thirds of the population of the united states under either a heat watch, a heat warning or a heat advisory. and here's why. we've got this big area, upper-level ridge of high pressure. but here's the other factor, the humidity levels, much higher. why? because of all the spring flooding. the soil is saturated. and this heat is now releasing that moisture. it's moving up into the atmosphere. and that's why we have such high humidity levels which add to the heat indexes, making them so dangerous. look at these temperatures. des moines today, 101 in kansas city, 102 in little rock. philly will get to 94. you add in that humidity, and we're looking at heat indices, 115 in minneapolis. it will feel like 100 in philadelphia. 109 in indianapolis. 115 in chicago. and we really don't get much relief. a little cold front will drop down, bring a storm to the northern tier for a day. then the heat's right back. this will continue to expand out
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and eastward. we're in the thick of this. these advisories and watches go out at least three days. >> thanks very much. meantime, the british parliament is trying to get to the bottom of that phone-hacking scand scandal, calling rupert murdoch to testify. his testimony interrupted with a protester with a pie. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it's another special session of parliament today. british prime minister david cameron cutting his africa trip short to come back and face parliament. but don't expect the same kind of drama we saw here yesterday. like one of the celebrities that fill his tabloids, rupert murdoch and his son, james, are making splashy headlines today. nearly every british paper seizes on the drama of the day. the so-called humble pie attack. seated behind him at the hearing, rupert murdoch's wife,
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wendy, turned into a bodyguard, springing to his defense, wielding an instinctive and accurate punch. >> your wife has a very good left hook. >> reporter: behind it, comedian johnny marbles. father and son sat side by side for three hours, apologizing over and over. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry we are to particularly the victims of illegal voice mail interceptions. >> reporter: but at no point during the hearing did either murdoch accept responsibility for phone hacking at "news of the world." >> do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: from the beginning, james took the lead. >> i think my son can perhaps answer that. >> reporter: at times jumping in to help when his 80-year-old
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father searched or stumbled for the answers. >> mr. john chapman. >> reporter: the parliament committee had hoped to get answers to specific detailed questions about the phone hacking, but often the head of news corp. and his deputy chief operating officer either didn't know or weren't saying. >> i have no knowledge. >> i cannot -- i don't know. >> reporter: james defended executives les hinton and rebekah brooks who resigned from their positions last friday, both formerly led the british newspaper. later in the day brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any wrongdoing or any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman myself. >> reporter: but for the murdochs, the day was not just about defending themselves. they were trying to salvage the reputation of news corp. >> "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around
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the world. >> reporter: in the two weeks, the second largest media company in the world has come under withering attack. >> and it is our determination to both put things right, make sure these things don't happen again. >> reporter: it is believed that james wants the top job at news corp. himself, but for the moment that position isn't open. >> mr. murdoch, have you considered resigning? >> no. >> why not? >> because i feel that people i trusted have let me down. i'm the best person to clean this up. >> reporter: the murdochs were specifically asked if reporters at "news of the world" hacked the cell phones of 9/11 victims. rupert murdoch answered that question himself. he said, "i have seen no evidence that that took place." matt? >> all right, stephanie gosk in london this morning, stephanie, as always, thank you very much. michael wolff is the editorial director of "adweek" magazine. and martin bashir is host of
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"the martin bashir show" on msnbc. good morning to both of you. yesterday you said you thought there was the potential for a complete meltdown on the part of rupert murdoch. you watched the testimony as everyone else did. did he help or hurt himself with members of parliament and shareholders in his company? >> he held a certain kind of ground here. and he did it in a very by-the-book way. what he and his son did was stonewall. they went up there. they said they knew nothing. it was everybody else's fault. they were apart from whatever went on. it was the classic legalistic defense. >> were they a good team? did they complement one another? at times rupert was at a loss for words. at other times he was banging his hand on the table showing emotion. james seemed to be more detailed in, although he said i'm not a lawyer, he sounded like a lawyer at times. how did they do with one another? >> i think the lasting
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impression was rupert is too hold. james is too young. rupert doesn't know what's going on because he's in a fog, actually, is what it seems. >> is that fair or is it because, as he kept saying, this is a vast company with 53,000 employees, and you can't know what each one of them is doing? >> on this point i can speak at a personal experience. i sat with rupert murdoch for nine months several times a week. much of that time as i sat there, he took calls from his papers in london. this is what this man lives for. >> so you are saying he is more connected, in your opinion, to this company and all of its aspects than he let on yesterday? >> absolutely. and i don't know anyone involved in the company who didn't watch that and was -- with a slight guffaw. >> martin, one of the things that struck me the most, the moment when one of the members of parliament asked him, do you think you're responsible? i'm paraphrasing here. but rupert murdoch said no. he thought for a second, then said no.
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he said, "it was the people i trusted and perhaps the people they trusted." now, in all my years interviewing politicians, presidents, corporate ceos in crisis, they almost always say, you know what? it happened on my watch. i am ultimately responsible. we didn't hear that from rupert murdoch. >> no, we didn't. and it was interesting because this is probably one of the few occasions in life where being 80 years old was actually beneficial because he seemed like a very old, frail man on occasions. and yet remarkably held very clearly to two truths that he maintains. first, that he knew nothing about illegal phone hacking, that he knew nothing about the procurement by private detectives of records stolen on behalf of the newspaper. and he also says he knew nothing about the illegal payment of police officers. and yet at the same time, he says he knows nothing about the interactions of his journalists. one of the interesting things is if you read the autobiography
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and diaries of piers morgan, he was the editor for 18 months. he spoke to rupert murdoch once a week every week for 18 months. and as michael was just saying, it's provoked something of, i guess, mild hilarity amongst journalists that this man was claiming that he knew nothing. remember, matt, this newspaper produced some of the most spectacular, superlative, sensational stories that one can imagine. >> so martin -- >> knowing how much he loves journalism -- >> if the responsibility doesn't lie with rupert murdoch and it doesn't lie with james murdoch and rebekah brooks took the stand or testified later on and said she had no knowledge, if this bolder responsibility keeps rolling downhill, who eventually gets crushed by it? >> well, at the moment it appears to be the police, first of all, because they are being criticized by two committees in the house of commons, condemned, frankly. the most senior police officer in the united kingdom has
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resigned, sir paul stevenson, the second most senior police officer, john yates, has resigned. and then we have a number of journalists, two of whom have already been to prison, eight of whom have been arrested. but at the moment, none of the senior management of news corp. has been pursued by anyone. and that remains, as you said earlier, remarkable. >> michael, let's go to this moment. it was the video of the afternoon, this protester, this guy, johnny marbles, coming up with a shaving cream pie to attack murdoch. do you think this was the ultimate embarrassment at the end of a humiliating day, or in some ways does this turn rupert murdoch into the victim? you feel sorry for this guy? >> this was the saving grace. before this i speculated that there would be some great diversionary moment. and this certainly seemed like it. it was -- >> are you alleging some conspiracy here? >> that this was a murdoch prank on the order of all murdoch pranks, or as they say in the
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business, this is the ultimate murdoch wood? no, i'm not. if they had thought of it, it would have been the perfect thing to think of. >> so he comes across as a sympathetic character after that event? >> and it also puts the focus on somebody else in the family. it puts the focus on wendy. it was a moment that i'm sure right now they are saying, we are lucky people. >> martin, real quickly, i've only got ten seconds left. i need you to help me on this. this idea that rupert murdoch says i'm the best person to clean this up, meaning this scandal and this mess. you think shareholders and his board of directors will agree with him? >> i don't think they will ultimately, but in the short term, i think the company is so toxic that they'd rather he stayed in that position and rode this out. but remember, there are something like three separate criminal inquiries into what's been going on. i suspect that in 18 months'
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time, rupert murdoch won't be in the position that he's in today because by then these inquiries will come home to roost. there will be prosecutions. and people will be sent to jail. >> martin bashir -- >> i give them till the end of december. what did they know? when did they know it? >> michael wolff, martin bashir, thanks to both of you. 14 minutes after the hour. catch "the martin bashir show" on msnbc weekdays at 3:00 p.m. now to washington and that fierce fight over raising the debt ceiling. is there a light at the end of the tunnel? our political director and chief white house correspond echentcok todd. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, ann. >> well, the president, as you know, is endorsing this emerging bipartisan so-called gang of six plan. promising? >> well, it's promising in this respect, is that it's clearly a vehicle to do a big deal on deficit reduction at some point this year. but this is not going to be the piece of legislation that raises
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the debt ceiling. time is running out on that front. even the president yesterday, when he came out, endorsed it, hinted at that which is why this backdoor legislative gymnastic deal that mitch mcconnell and harry reid are coming up with is still going to be the thing that raises the debt ceiling. but this -- you know, one of the reasons the president endorsed this, conservative oklahoma senator tom coburn endorsed it in the morning. two hours later the president did. the closest friend in the republican party the president has is tom coburn, ann. >> okay. now, at the same time, according to this new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, while 55% of americans believe not raising the debt ceiling would be a, quote, real and serious problem, there doesn't seem to be a consensus on just exactly what washington should do, chuck. >> well, there isn't. now, when we presented them the two options being debated last week, the president's idea of this $4 trillion which is similar to gang of six, a $4 trillion mix of some tax hikes plus some cuts and reforms to entitlements like medicare and social security versus a
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cuts-only approach that house republicans were pitching, it was a landslide as far as what the public preferred. 58% preferring the president's vision on that front versus 36% on theirs. so this is a case where the president and the white house, they're seeing the same numbers. and that's why they jumped so quickly and so fast on this gang of six proposal. >> okay. but it's interesting because there's so much writing on this in terms of, you know, when you polled and you asked people who gets the blame if there isn't a deal if the debt ceiling is not raised. let's take a look at the numbers. >> it is. and that's a mixed bag. 35% would blame the president and democrats. 39% would blame republicans. but, you know, most of this poll shows that the middle of the country and a majority of americans basically don't like the republican position on this debt plan. but who does like the republican position right now on all of these fronts and, you know, sticking to their guns on taxes? tea party supporters.
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and that is why you're seeing republicans, they're caught between their tea party supporters who want them to do one thing and frankly independents who want them to do another. in 2010, ann, independents and tea party supporters were on the same page. they were all angry at the president and democrats. they're not on the same page on this debt plan. >> very true words. chuck todd, thanks so much. 7:17. once again here's matt. >> thank you very much. congresswoman michele bachmann is surging in the early presidential polls, but today she's facing some questions about her health and how it might affect her campaign and possible presidency. kelly o'donnell's nbc's capitol hill correspondent. good morning. >> good morning, matt. michele bachmann is somewhere between contender and front-runner and with that comes negative attention and stories. sometimes they have refused to comment about some of that criticism. but when it came to her health, she responded quickly. >> don't give up! >> reporter: this time the questions have nothing to do with her politics.
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>> i prescribe medication that i take on occasion whenever symptoms arise, and they keep my migraines under control. >> reporter: a report on michele bachmann's struggle with migraines is a political headache on the campaign trail. >> but i'd like to be abundantly clear, my ability to function effectively will not affect my ability to serve as commander in chief. >> reporter: in south carolina on tuesday -- >> this is a bold step. >> reporter: -- bachmann faced questions about that report saying her migraines can be, quote, incapacitating. a conservative website the daily caller based its story on accounts from aides. >> the headaches have resulted in her going to the hospital at least three times that we know of. and in one case, she missed congressional vote because she was hospitalized. >> reporter: bachmann chose to take it head on insisting migraines do not harm her candidacy. >> since entering this campaign
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for the presidency, i have maintained a full schedule. >> reporter: strong said his unnamed sources have their own political agenda. >> these are republicans who worried that barack obama could skate away with re-election if this blew up during the general election campaign. >> reporter: campaigning last summer, bachmann's hometown paper said she was hospitalized briefly with an undisclosed illness. tuesday she tried to offer an upbeat spin making this about public education rather than damage control. >> the many questions i have received have allowed me to discuss this important condition that impacts many americans and individuals in nearly one in four american households. >> reporter: doctors say migraines are common and treatable with medication but can be brought on by stress. >> the body is telling you you need sleep or needing to eat or needing to reduce the stress levels. >> reporter: and that's where the politics comes in. >> it goes to the heart of the question of her ability to
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serve. and her condition may not be a problem, or it may be a big problem. that's why she has to come clean. >> and the health of canned ddi is often a sunl of campaigns. i was in the room when medical records were shown for john mccain or john kerry, but it usually doesn't happen this early. bachmann and her campaign say they may be pressured to provide more information like what types of medications she takes, but they say it's not an issue now. matt? >> kelly o'donnell reporting from washington, thanks very much. a check of the rest of the day's top stories. we have savannah guthrie filling in for natalie. >> in the news this morning, the search resumes for the bodies of three hikers believed to have been swept away by a waterfall at yosemite national park. nbc's george lewis is there this morning. george, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah, from in front of yosemite falls, the search is being centered in a more remote location, vernal fall, where the two men and a woman are believed
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to have plunged 300 feet. so far no survivors and no bodies. yosemite's many waterfalls are putting ontacular show this summer from record winter snowfall. >> this year yosemite national park area received 199% of normal snow pack. what that leads us to is high water. >> reporter: it also led to tragedy when some hikers decided to dip their feet in the water at the top of vernal fall. >> it was just -- it was just -- i was shocked. i mean, to see people fall from that high and the current. >> reporter: news anchor faith sidlow of nbc station ksee in fresno, california, says one of her friends saw the two men and a woman fall. >> my friends said that there were so many people who were up there that saw this happen, and all of them, men, women, everybody was crying. >> reporter: the river currents below all the falls in yosemite
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are especially treacherous this year because of all the runoff. park officials say visitors underestimate the strength of the rushing water. at least eight people have died in the park this year. authorities are still calling this a search and rescue operation, although the odds of finding anybody alive seem rather slim this morning. savannah? >> nbc's george lewis at yosemite, thank you. a 20-day government shutdown in minnesota is nearing an end as lawmakers approved a budget deal early this morning. the state will get back up and running as soon as the governor signs on. it's the last full day in orbit for nasa's shuttle "atlantis." this morning commander chris ferguson talked to nbc about the shuttle program's legacy. >> as the space shuttle does retire, and w it go, we know it's leaving an incredible lasting legacy. and of that we're extraordinarily proud. and the space shuttle program should be extraordinarily proud of what it's left behind. >> well, the crew is expected to
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touch down here on earth tomorrow. it's now 7:22. back to ann, matt and al. >> >> mr. roker? >> that's what's going on around the country. >> right here, temperatures are running in the upper 70s, dew point temperature, it's already into the 70s. feeling more like we're at 78 degrees right now. around the area, checking other neighborhoods, capitol hill, 7. 37 college park, too. daily's crossroads 75. 75 in landover, maryland. ft. bell more now at 73. high temperature going up to 95 degrees. 99 on thursday. friday, 101 to 10 and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you. coming up, the big fake. a joke played on the media hot on the trail of casey anthony. so where is she? we'll get into that in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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still ahead, are you your child's worst nightmare? we'll look at why parents can be so embarrassing to their kids. plus this morning, extreme eating. the popular restaurant meals that can give you apopular meal full day's worth of calories in one sitting. good morning. it's 7:26 on this wednesday, july 20th. aaron gilchrist. arlington police officer injured in i bad crash. this happened at washington boulevard and north glebe road. officer was responding to a call. the driver of the other car has minor injuries. traffic is moving in that area. we'll have that update on all traffic across the area and your forecast after this. [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good.
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[ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock, paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoffs ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own bbq pulled pork sub at subway®.
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tender, slow-cooked pork with irresistibly bold barbecue sauce. subway. eat fresh®. heat wave getting longer and becoming harder to deal with. morning temperatures in the 70s now. 77 in capitol hill to 73 in ft. belvoir. high temperature today, 95 degrees. going up to a high tomorrow of 99. more hazy sunshine. 101 on friday. so that dome of high temperatures will be over the area, 100 on saturday. danella? >> good morning. chopper 4 live right now in wheaton. over georgia avenue and randolph road. water main break on georgia and shore field, shut down between
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shore field and hadn't derson. avoid this area completely while crews work. aaron? >> another update in 25 minutes. for now, back to "today" show.
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7:30 now on this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. another hot one here in the big apple and all around the nation as well. al is going to have more on that story coming up in just a few moments. meantime, back inside studio 1a, i'm ann curry along with matt lauer. and coming up, you know, you know that they're an indulgence when you order them, but do you know how many calories and how much fat and sodium you're consuming -- >> what is that? >> i know, look at that. i can't even tell you what that is. these are some of the meals from your favorite restaurant chains. and the question is, which one
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of them have won extreme eating awards including a fried cheese melt that's equal to eating two personal pan pizzas. maybe that's what that is. there this morning. anyway, we're going to get into that this morning. >> i've got to get one of those. then also, the question, who is wendy murdoch? she is the wife of rupert murdoch and the mother of two of his children. and man, she can pack quite a punch. she leapt to her husband's defense on tuesday when someone hit him with a shaving cream pie. we'll have much more on her coming up. and a little later, what to do if your kids complain that you >>. first, casey anthony and the continuing speculation about where she might be now that she's a free woman. nbc's kerry sanders has been tracking her movements. and he's in prescott, arizona, this morning. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. flight records show that a plane belonging to one of casey anthony's former attorneys left orlando early sunday morning shortly after she was released from jail.
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and that plane was headed from florida to california. but it made a short stop here in prescott, arizona, this tiny little airport. the ground crews here tell nbc news what seemed odd, the plane touched down here, but the pilot did not need to refuel. he was simply on the ground here long enough to let somebody get off. >> breaking news. is this casey anthony? that is the question. >> reporter: the hunt to find casey anthony took a comical turn on tuesday. >> people are speculating that yes, that is casey anthony. >> reporter: a circus of news cameras rushed to orlando's executive airport. after a tip the plane belonging to casey anthony's former attorney had landed again with her on board. >> breaking news in the casey anthony story. >> reporter: on twitter, "the orlando sentinel" tweeted, i guess this answers everyone's question, casey anthony is back home in orlando. but it would turn out the woman was not casey.
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reportedly it was all a joke. played on reporters by the plane's crew. >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: even after the verdict, the two sides are still fighting. on tuesday the prosecution denied accusations that it withheld evidence from the defense about searches for chloroform done on the anthonys' home computer. >> how many times was that site visited? >> according to the history, 84 times. >> reporter: computer programmer jon bradley's software revealed the damning evidence. but after he testified, bradley tells nbc news he checked the results and discovered a software glitch. there was but one search for chloroform, not 84. defense attorney jose baez tells nbc news prosecutors never told him when they found that out, as required by law. but in a statement issued tuesday, the orange county state attorney's office said all of this information was disclosed to the defense in a timely manner. former federal prosecutor kendall coffey.
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>> prosecutors want to win, but they have to do it the right way. and that means a duty to turn over evidence that's helpful to the defense even if that causes the prosecutor to lose the trial. >> reporter: as both sides continue to spar outside the courtroom, we still do not know where casey anthony is. she could be at one of several mental health facilities that are not far from this location here. her lawyers certainly say she needs attention after spending three years solitary in a jail cell, or she could be in california at the beach. we just don't know. and her attorneys tell me they'd like to keep it that way. a secret. ann? >> we'll see how long that secret lasts. kerry sanders, thank you so much. and now here's matt. >> thank you very much. now to a mystery in california. the wealthy ceo whose girlfriend and son both died within the last week in separate incidents inside his oceanfront mansion. nbc's miguel almaguer is in coronado. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning.
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it's been a week since the body of 32-year-old rebecca zahau was discovered here, but investigators still haven't identified how she died. and just two days before her body was discovered, there was a fatal accident also at this mansion involving a 6-year-old boy, a bizarre set of events that has continued to baffle investigators. the mansion's owner is the multimillionaire ceo of an arizona-based company that sells cosmetic drugs. >> we're going to be hitting the market hard with very favorable data. >> reporter: he has not been seen here since the death of his girlfriend and so far has declined to be interviewed. police say she found her dead body in the mansion, her hands and feet, they say, bound with rope. just 48 hours earlier in the same house, police say his 6-year-old son, max, was found at the bottom of a staircase unconscious and without a pulse. he died this past weekend. >> we have no reason to believe
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that it's anything other than a tragic accident at this point. but we are awaiting the results of the corcoroner's inquest. >> reporter: on monday they released reports that showed a series of arguments between him and his wife, deana, in 2008 and 2009. the documents include complaints of violence on both sides. in one, after jonas says deana tried to choke him, deana describes being bitten by his german shepherd in the presence of their child, adding, i feel scared of what he is capable of doing to me physically via the dog as well as the lengths he would go to try to destroy me. no criminal charges were filed. in response, they issued a joint statement saying, quote, these police reports are not reflective of the totality or the precise details of the events during a difficult time in our marriage. he has not issued any statement on the death of rebecca. police say they do not believe he was home when she died. they say it was her brother who
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found her body and called 911. >> we have spoken to both brothers, yes, and we have conducted thorough interviews with the brothers and, again, they've been cooperative with us. >> reporter: although police say they found her body naked, her hands bound with a rope behind her back and her feet tied together, too, they have not ruled out the possibility that her death was a suicide. >> we have had cases where people have secured their hands behind their back, or secured their legs. it's not unusual to see cases like that. however, this case is suspicious. there's no question about it. >> reporter: police say they are still looking into the question as to whether these two deaths could be connected. they are asking for patience as they await forensic results to come back from the crime lab. matt? >> miguel almaguer in california this morning on this story. miguel, thanks very much. let's get a check of the weather now from a check of the from al. >> today's weather brought to you by usaa. proudly serving the men and
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women who protect our freedom and our families. >> man, it is sticky out here. we've got friends here from holland and australia, very nice. getting some of our heat. enjoying our summer? >> yes, i am. >> there you go. i like the bowler. let's check your weather. we've got afternoon temperatures, 80s and 90 into new england. hundreds into the southwest. mid plains, upper mississippi river valley, talking heat indices on the dangerous side. risk of strong storms on the northern mississippi valley. showers in the pacific northwest where it's much cooler. gulf coast steamy as well. family with -- what's your name? >> shannon. >> and six kids, wow! a lot of traveling. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> very warm start here where it's 77 degrees already just like yesterday.
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we'll be rising quickly, going up to a high temperature of 95 degrees. that will be two degrees shy of where we were yesterday. we're in the 70s now from tillie town, trinidad, 77 at college park. 73 gaithersburg. and also around rockville. your high, 95. but then 99 for tomorrow. friday, 101. saturday at 10 and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thanks so much. up next, extreme eating. the meal that's equal to downing two steaks and a side of mashed potatoes right after this. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote.
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burger. it's a burger topped with grilled smoked pork belly, cheddar cheese and a fried egg from the cheesecake factory. 1530 calories, madeline. >> you look at this, we've lost all sense of what a portion is. if it's on the plate, that's a serving. this is breakfast, lunch and dinner in one meal. if you compare this to three giant cheeseburgers, these dig cheeseburgers, one of these used to seem like a supersize burger. so we've lost all sense of portions. this is for three people and adding fries adds another 500 calories. >> unfortunately, it looks really good. let's move on to a fried cheese melt. this doesn't look like it's too much, right? look at this. but it's got four fried mozzarella sticks, melted american cheese between two slices of sourdough bread. >> it doesn't look like a lot, but a small, flimsy slice of cheese. load it up with fried cheese gives you something that doesn't look like a lot, but actually one sandwich is the same as two
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personal pan pizzas. this is a serving for two. so if you ate a half a sandwich, that wouldn't be a problem. but people are looking at this. and we don't estimate calories well. you look at this, how many calories could it have? 300 or 400? but it's a lot more. >> 1260 calories. >> provolone-stuffed meatballs from applebee's. >> cheese has become the new condiment. cheese is stuffed everywhere. >> flavor. >> exactly. they have regular meatballs as well, but this is also four cups of pasta. it's four servings with a cream sauce and marinara sauce. it's like eating two big steaks and mashed potatoes. >> that's unbelievable. >> when you look at this, this is two portions. you can see this. this looks look a serving for one because it's in one dish. so if it's a serving for one, people eat the whole thing. >> dangerous. now we've got a red velvet cake. listen to this, red velvet cake
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with cheesecake topped with another layer of cake. this also comes from the cheesecake factory. it's 1540 calories for that. >> right. three quarters of a pound. but the serving doesn't look so huge, giant plate, and forks have gotten huge. >> look at that. >> it doesn't look like that much. this is the kind of thing where you take a bite and pass it on. >> yeah. >> but a dessert comes on a big plate with one fork. so you think it's one serving. but this is to be shared by lots of people. >> and you're saying we could eat that much. >> right. that's the comparison of pizza and burgers. it's a lot of calories. >> we don't want to eat that much. you've got a pb & j shake, peanut butter and chocolate shake from stone cold. that's 2010 calories. that's all you can have in one day. >> liquid calories. this is the problem because it doesn't look like a lot. the whole day. downsize these things. >> madeline trying to keep us healthy. thanks for the warning. >> you're welcome. and coming up next, do your kids say you embarrass the heck out of them? we've got a coping guide for
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it was once in the history books, rupert murdoch and his son testifying in front of parliament about that phone-hacking scandal. and it got us thinking about some of the defining moments in u.s. congressional testimony over the years. nbc's jeff rossen takes a look back. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. certainly plenty of it. it is the ultimate hot seat, facing lawmakers under oath, cameras in your face. it's where the rich and powerful
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are cut down to size, where sports icons and celebrities are judged. this morning, the greatest hits, if you will, from the hill. >> do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth -- >> reporter: oliver north did it in the '80s. >> i do. i have accepted the responsibility for my role in it. >> reporter: anita hill in the '90s. >> after a brief discussion of work, he would turn the conversation to a discussion of sexual matters. >> reporter: the auto execs did it, asking for a bailout. >> we're here today because we made mistakes. >> reporter: and so did monica lewinsky on videotape. >> from what i learned in that conversation, i thought to myself, i knew i would deny the relationship. >> reporter: testifying under oath has a way of turning untouchable icons -- >> my name is on every car. >> reporter: -- into real people. >> i myself as well as toyota am not perfect. >> reporter: sometimes they band
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together like big tobacco. >> i don't believe that nicotine or our products are addictive. >> i believe nicotine is not addictive. >> i believe that nicotine is not addictive. >> reporter: but often it's lonely up there. just ask the former ceo of bp. >> you're copping out. you're the captain of the ship. >> with respect, sir, we draw hundreds of wells a year all around the world. >> reporter: on monday rupert murdoch had his son by his side in the uk, though it was his wife who really came to the rescue when he needed it most. a pie thrown in his face. during the hearing, the billionaire media mogul was very much an 80-year-old man, sitting in judgment. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: it's not all bad. sometimes celebrities want to talk. >> i'm one of a million involuntary experts on parkinson's disease. >> reporter: sometimes they don't. baseball legends roger clemens. >> let me be clear, i have never
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taken steroids or hgh. >> reporter: bottom line, even if you don't get a pie in the face, it can sure feel like one. >> it's very intense. say why the heat can get so hot that their pants might burst into flames. >> and what you say to congress can come back to bite you. after the testimony we showed by roger clemens, he was charged with perjury. he's currently fighting those allegations. there was recently a mistrial, matt, but he may be tried again. >> an interesting look back. jeff rossen, thank you very much. and still ahead this morning, standing by her man. a closer look at wendy murdoch who jumped in to protect her 80-year-old husband, rupert, on tuesday. pretty dramatic image. her moves coming up right after your local news.
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good morning. aaron gilchrist. the time is 7:56 on this wednesday, july 20th. our headlines, a big water main break causing a big mess in wheaton at georgia avenue and weissman road. police are directing traffic as a number of roads in that area are closed. here's danella sealock with more. >> good morning. we also have power out annuals, traffic lights out at the intersection of georgia and randolph road. follow police direction. georgia avenue in both directions closed between henderson avenue and shorefield road. i would say connecticut avenue stay out of the way. jammed from 95 to georgia avenue. here's look at new hampshire avenue. aaron, back to you. >> we'll take a look at your forecast next.
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welcome back. today we could wind up with several days around 100 degrees, unprecedented and dangerous heat. high today 95. thursday, friday, saturday, right up around 100 with a heat index that's likely to be anywhere between 105 and 110. >> thank you, veronica. we're back in 25 minutes or so. the
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♪ driving around town with the girl i love ♪ ♪ and i'm like forget you 8:00 now on a wednesday morning, the 20th day of july, 2011. we've already talked about the heat. but it's also a beautiful, sunny day here in midtown manhattan. a nice crowd to go along with the weather. today we're listening to the music of cee lo green. this is a way of reminding that frid morning that man right there will be putting on a concert on our concert stage. he'll be saying "forget you" and other things. >> his new song, "bright lights big city." >> he's a lot of fun, great musician. cee lo green live on the plaza
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friday morning right here on "today." live on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker. and coming up, how often -- you have kids who are a little older. you have children kind of my kids' age. how often do you embarrass your kids? >> i would say at least once a week, and usually it's because i like to hug them. and it's really hard to know when they want a hug and when they don't want a hug. usually they don't want a hug because they're teenagers. >> basically whenever i'm awake. >> do you do some things on purpose? >> yes, i do. >> well, it is a problem a lot of parents have. they're constantly being told by their kids, mom, dad, you embarrass me. what do you do? how do you keep the peace in your house? we'll be talking about that. also this morning, we'll find out more about wendi murdoch, the one who yesterday at the hearing jumped up and protected her husband from a cream pie that was being thrown at his face during that phone-hacking scandal hearing. so we're going to find out a little bit more about her. she has an interesting back
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story. and then later on, we'll get to the new ten rules of the road when you're eating out at restaurants. there's some new etiquette out there. >> that's right. and some of them shake up the old norm. >> and norm will be along, too. hey, norm, how you doing? let's go inside to the news desk to savannah guthrie filling in while natalie's off. >> good morning. in the news, british prime minister david cameron told an emergency session of parliament today that his former press aide, andy colson, is innocent until proven guilty. colson, a one-time tabloid editor, is among those arrested in the phone-hacking scandal that's consumed great britain. on tuesday, rupert murdoch refused to take the blame for hacking at his "news of the world" tabloid. in washington there are new signs of compromise on a long-term deal to reduce the federal deficit. president obama voiced early support for a plan unveiled by a bipartisan group of senators. it would cut the deficit by almost $4 trillion over the
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coming decade. 32 states from the northern plains to new england are under heat advisories today. at least a dozen deaths are being blamed on this week's high temperatures and humidity. the heat is causing roads to buckle and is straining utility companies to their limits, especially as customers crank up the air conditioning. now to wall street. cnbc's melissa francis is at the new york stock exchange. yesterday the biggest day for the dow so far this year. what do we expect today? >> that's right, 202 points, 2.2% on the nasdaq. it's likely to continue today after apple turned in blockbuster earnings results after the bell yesterday. profit more than doubling. they sold 20 million iphones, almost 10 million ipads. also a short time ago american airlines announcing the largest aircraft order in history. very bullish for the economy and manufacturing. back to you. >> melissa, thank you. now a quick roundup of what has you talking online. bloggers in wendi murdoch's
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native china have dubbed her smack-down sister after the walloping seen around the record. she lunged at the pie thrower on tuesday. her story coming up. on yahoo! people are reading about the ultimate dropped call. a skydiver's iphone fell out of his pocket and crash landed on a building, but it's still working. despite the shattered glass. and the latest attempted break-in at the theater where david letterman takes his show. it's all the talk in the blogosphere. the culprit? none other than our very own matt lauer. moonlighting in a "letterman" bit last night. it's now 8:04. back to ann and academy award winner matt lauer. >> wow! >> it was a lifelong dream to try and break into that theater. >> all you had to do was open the door. >> no, no, no new york, just f
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dave. savannah thank you. it was hot trying to break into the theater. it's hotter today. >> letterman's studio is 55 degrees. that's the place to be, i'll tell you. let's check your weather and show you what's happening. pick city today, orlando, florida. nbc, sunny, hot, 95. man, the rest of the country following more of the same. severe thunderstorm watch throughout parts of the dakotas and montana through 1:00 this afternoon. weave got heat continuing to bill. dangerous record high temperatures with heat indices well over 110 degrees from the upper great lakes down into the gulf, the plains, on into the mid-atlantic states as well. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> inside, somewhere somewhere there is ac, that's the place to be today because it's another scorcher for the area. 78 degrees, currently in columbia heights and foggy bottom. 74 rockville. 76 in reston, virginia, as well as falls church here early this morning.
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hitting a high today of 95 degrees with a high humidity. it will feel as though we're at 100 degrees. expecting an isolated thunderstorm today, then hazy sunshine and extreme heat the remain der of and that's your latest weather. >> all right, mr. roker. when we come back, a little more on wendi murdoch. she jumped into action when someone tried to throw a pie at her husband in front of parliament. we'll tell you more about her right after these messages. [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] 125 years ago... we invented the automobile. ♪ and 80,000 patents later, we're still reinventing it. ♪ it's no coincidence that the oldest car company has the youngest and freshest line in the luxury class. mercedes-benz. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers on the e-class. ♪ and i count on social security.
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back now at 8:09 with more on wendi murdoch. she sprung into action when someone tried to attack her husband, rupert, with a shaving cream pie during his testimony on tuesday. our andrea mitchell has a closer look at this. good morning. >> good morning, ann. friends say she has been telling associates for weeks that her husband's tabloid did not do anything that isn't common practice. and at his hearing, wendi murdoch certainly showed the world how far she'll go to protect the media tycoon. when that self-described comedian went after rupert murdoch with a cream-filled pie. >> reporter: she had her husband's back from the beginning. at times leaning forward as if willing rupe either murdoch on. and when it counted, leaping forward. young, athletic, a former volleyball player in high school, aggressively protecting her 80-year-old husband from the pie-throwing attacker. >> watching him so carefully that she was the first to be able to get up and before the police or before anyone else swat away this aggressor.
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>> reporter: she is rupert murdoch's glamorous chinese-born third wife, widely viewed as a huge asset to his businesses in china and in social and charitable circles here in the u.s. now she's a standout even among business and political elite. 38 years younger than the media baron, she first met him when she was a young executive in one of his tv operations in hong ko kong. now married for 12 years, the union was at first controversial. rupert murdoch's 102-year-old mother once called her new daughter-in-law a designing woman, especially when wendi challenged her husband's adult children, fighting so that her two young daughters with murdoch would also get a stake in the company. murdoch with charlie rose. >> our children, we try to combine the best of chinese and the best of american methods to teach them. >> reporter: and there is her history. coming to the u.s. on a student visa. then marrying her first husband, a man who, with his wife, had sponsored wendi.
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as first reported in "the wall street journal." >> wendi, who was a teenager at the time, had an affair with the father of her sort of adopted father. and the two of them ended up getting married for long enough for her to get a green card. >> reporter: now she is a force herself. only last week releasing a movie she's produced for her husband's 20th century fox. >> she's a powerful advocate for her husband, for his interests, and for herself. >> reporter: a powerful defender of her husband -- >> mr. murdoch, your wife has a very good left hook. >> reporter: as the whole world has now seen. well, it was actually a right hook, but who's counting? today someone admiringly tagged her crouching tiger, flying wendi. a woman who no matter what happens to rupert murdoch, a fighter to the end. in china today they're calling her smack-down sister. >> that's right. thank you so much this morning.
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gabriel sherman is contributing editor for "new york" magazine. he wrote a cover story on rupert murdoch earlier this year. and melinda lu for the daily beast. good morning to both of you. >> thank you. >> were you surprised that wendi murdoch is a smack-down sister? >> not really. she is a forceful, powerful, independent, strong-willed woman. and this is who she is. >> designing woman or woman in love protecting her 80-year-old husband? >> i think absolutely both. those two things. also a volleyball player. so that was like a total spike. >> you could see it. >> totally. >> she's 42, he's 80 years old. and you have gotten, over the course of the past year, to kind of see her face to face. what can you tell us that we don't know about wendi murdoch? >> she is one tough lady. she might look slim, demure, as she sat behind murdoch at the hearing, but she is really tough. her name, when she was born, was not wendi, which it is now. it was wenga which means
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cultural revolution. she was named after the cultural revoluti revolution, the most blood-thirsty, tumultuous, radical period in chinese history. that was china when she was a kid. >> it was amazing, i saw her at a charity event in d.c. this spring. and she was in front of hundreds of people. she has a very thick chinese accent. and she was giving a public address and just plowed right through it. wasn't deterred. everyone was sort of talking and distracted. and she just was, you know, up there, was not slowed down at all. >> so what is her focus? what is her end game? >> she's now the mother of two small children. i think she's very, very focused on making sure those two daughters have the best possible life, you know. as she has. i mean, she's got the american dream. and she wants to make sure that continues. >> tiger mom. >> she's really sort of stepped away from the company. there was a lot of speculation earlier on that she wanted to play an active role in the company. and she's very devoted to her children and their social life. celebrity circles. she's introduced murdoch to a
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celebrity world that for much of his life he had no interest in. >> there is some reporting that she changed him, the color of his hair. >> he was dressing in jeans with converse sneakers. he was seen at downtown restaurants. this is an entirely different type of rupert murdoch than media watchers had seen for decades. it's fascinating this one woman has so much influence on this very powerful man. >> does she have influence on him even behind the scenes in terms of his mass business? >> yeah, she's a very active voice for him to get involved in the internet. she's friends with the founders of google, sergey brin. she was behind his myspace, murdoch's myspace acquisition. so she's really trying to push him into the future. >> and in terms of his relationships, her relationships, rather, with his older children. is it true that there is this harmony there? how much? >> on the surface, they're
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courteous. behind the scenes, there's got to be tension. her children are her focus. >> wasn't there a sort of battle? >> she did. when i interviewed rupert murdoch's mother in 2010, she told me on the record that she hopes that wendi and rupert's children have no role in the company. and she said very directly that i don't want grace or chloe to have a role, future role, in the company. so there is family split over wendi's presence in the family. >> do you agree with michael wolff who we heard earlier in the broadcast who's written a biography about rupert murdoch that this moment that we've been playing over and over and over again, the fact that we're talking about wendi murdoch is pretty much the best gift to one of the most, you know, bedeviled? >> it's an amazing pr move. they couldn't act in a certain way for better pr. it changed the entire narrative of the hearing. we're talking about the sort of sympathetic moment of her standing up for murdoch. where if that never happened, we would have been talking about all of the hacking allegations. >> so designing woman, as you put it, who is now considered a
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strong woman. >> designing but there is genuine chemistry between these two. it's not just a cynical pair. >> no, there's a deep fondness there. she loves rupert. >> they call each other constantly. she wants to make sure his tie is straight when he goes to interview the prime minister of china, that sort of thing. >> melinda lou and gabriel, thank you so much. interesting perspective talking to you both. and coming up next, getting along with your kids even when they're totally embarrassed to be anywhere near you. but first, these messages. [ girl ] bye mom! bye sweetie! you'll do great.
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this morning on "today's parenting," embarrassing your kids. no matter how cool you think you are, it's inevitable that you're going to make them cringe at some point in their lives. >> my mom embarrasses me when she sings a lot in the car when my friends are there. >> my mom takes pictures of me when i'm sleeping. she shows all my friends. >> the thing that my mom does that embarrasses me, she always looks on my facebook page. >> i get embarrassed when my mom dances with me really weirdly and it's, like, really embarrassing. >> i was playing a baseball game, and my mom was holding my phone. and i got a text from one of my friends. and my mom actually answered back. >> my friends always do this to me. >> i had an intervention with
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her one day. i said no more facebook posting, no more liking, nothing. i laid down the law and said no. >> i said to my mom, stop dancing, like, weird and stuff. i know peopwho people are, so i kind of embarrassing. >> my mom says, i'm just leaving. >> so how do we make sure that parents and children survive all this? ronny is a clinical psychologist and phillip writes the social cues column for "the new york times." good morning to both of you. i read the notes on this last night. i called my son and said, do i embarrass you? he said no, papa, you don't. is it about 10, 11 years old? >> it can start at 10 or 11, but it usually gets worse around puberty because that's when kids become self-conscious. they think the world is looking at them and judging them and by
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extension looking at you and judging them. >> does it happen with all kids? and if it does, does that mean the parents aren't really to blame? >> our parents don't press our buttons. they invented our buttockns. it's inevitable. >> tell people what embarrassed your daughter. >> could you stop breathing so loud? >> which is better than, could you stop breathing? >> true, true. that's coming, though, right, ronnie? >> do we have to take this seriously? i mean, does it do harm to them if they're embarrassed? is it going to present problems down the road? or is this just a fact a part of growing up? >> it's absolutely inevitable. make no mistake, every kid is going to be embarrassed by their parents. but what they're embarrassed about can range from serious things like we saw parents who don't respect boundaries to trivial things like the way mom opens up her pocketbook or breathing and things like that. you really have to make a distinction. >> and it's one thing, i think, if you inadvertently embarrass
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your children. it's another -- and there are some parents, and i've been guilty of this, too -- i go out of my way to kind of tweak my kids a little bit, trying to kind of build a crust in them. but i embarrass them sometimes on purpose. >> oh, absolutely. and it's a terrific thing. it's a terrific thing for them to go back and forth with you that way. one of the new things, since we were all kids, one of the new things that happens is technology. moms and dads infiltrating their kids' facebook pages and friending their friends, telling their kids -- >> secrets about them. >> yeah. >> i mean, that is completely crossing the line. >> but it's not going to -- and no one's going to end up in an institution. >> that is invasive. >>en invasive and i think violates your kid' privacy. the most important thing is you want to preserve the relationship with your child. >> let's say i take them to school and i give each wuch them a huge hug. after school one of them comes up to me after school and says dad, papa, that embarrasses me.
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how do i handle that? >> it depends. you can ask them, why does that embarrass you? when kids are really embarrassed by simple things like that, is it really that big of deal to you to do that? a lot of kids will ask the parents, take me to school but drop me off at the corner. >> so listen respectfully, do a little soul searching. >> yeah, do a little soul searching because are you the parent, for example, who is crossing the boundary? are you the mom who's wearing inappropriate clothing? are you the dad who's trying too hard with your kid? if you are, make some change. >> don't take it too personally. >> right. if it's not your thing, then let it go. >> and taking a beat is really, really important. not responding too quickly because our kids can make us as defensive as anybody else can, more defensive, probably, than anyone else can. so better to just -- what i say in my column all the time is really try to be silent for a while. think about it. then go back. >> all right. good information. and it's going to happen to every single parent. >> inevitably. >> thanks so much. coming up, how to be polite
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when you're eating at a restaurant. but first your local news. 8:26 is your time now on this wednesday, july 20th, 2011. good morning, i'm eun yang. traffic is really bad out there this morning. let's go straight to danella sealock with a look at roads. danella, good morning. >> good morning. now we have a problem on 295 northbound. a sinkhole has shut down 295 northbound. all lanes, traffic diverted on to eastbound pennsylvania avenue. absolute nightmare. earlier today, a water main break in wheaton. this is video that we shot. chopper live over this area. this is wheaton and it has shut down georgia avenue from shorefield to henderson avenue.
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crews are working in this area. avoid it altogether, take georgia avenue. back to you. >> tough morning more
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our morning clouds are burning off. as it does, we're going to be
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heating up. we're at 78 degrees right now with a heat index at 81. poolsville, kennington, 78 degrees right now. we'll be going up to a high of 95. 100 tomorrow. >> thanks
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♪ it's all right ♪ it's all right ♪ it's all right 8:30 now on this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. our friends out on the plaza are jamming to the song "bright lights and bigger city" by this friday's summer concert star, the one and only cee lo green, you guys. >> it's going to be hot.
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we're also talking about this weekend, we're going to show you how to get a little bit of a korean twist courtesy of mr. mark fisher. >> okay. that sounds like a lot of fun. >> last time he was here. >> by "we," you mean you. >> that avocado popsicle. >> absolutely. he's recovered. >> what else is coming up? you want to go out, we're going to have the new restaurant etiquette. top-ten tips including who pays? who opens the door? we'll get you all ready to go out for dinner. okay. but first let's bring in ryan gosling and emma stone. they are in this new movie that is so great called "crazy stupid love." good morning, both of you. >> hi, guys. >> great to have you. welcome, welcome. well, bottom line is, ryan, you play this gorgeous hunk of man candy in this movie that every woman loves. why did you choose a role of
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this type? >> he's a bashful guy. >> i wanted to work with steve carell. >> yes. >> when i was 17, i got one of my first jobs in a pilot with him. i didn't get to work with him, but he was so funny. at one point the boom guy dropped the boom just to have a laugh attack in the middle of the scene. and i thought, i have to work with this guy. i've just been following him ever since. >> you've been following him in a weird way, by the way, stalking him. your main nude scene in this movie is not with this lovely young lady right here, it's with steve carell. >> yeah. buzz kill. total buzz kill. i don't know how to explain myself. >> the cast is great. when you look at steve carell and julianne moore and marisa tomei. >> it was pretty incredible. and this guy, this guy over here, it was really fantastic. it was a lot of fun. this may be one of my favorite movies i've ever done.
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>> lauren bacall. give us a little taste of that. >> right now? my favorite time of day is night. >> that's pretty good. >> that's good. >> and we hear at 15 you tauglk your parents into going to hollywood on a power-point presentation. >> thank you. >> what was your sales pitch? >> i just remember there was a lot of alliteration. as convincing as possible. >> i saw this movie yesterday, and it's so fun. you made me cry. you made me laugh. this is a great movie. i have a feeling that a lot of people are going to really love it. congratulations to you guys. >> thanks. >> thank you. >> she doesn't like anything. >> i'm picky. >> she was talking about your dirty dancing moves. would you show us those? >> you want to try? >> sure. yeah, come on, ann. >> no, no, no, no, no.
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>> yeah. >> i'm going to quick change the subject. >> go ahead. >> really? >> no. >> you've got to really run. >> you've got to get some momentum. >> and i landed on his foot. one more time. >> push up. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh! >> they'll be in the catskills later this week. >> nobody puts ryan in the corner! >> good luck with the movie, guys. all right. mr. roker, if you can recover, how hink i have the vapors. that's what's go on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> do something fun inside today because, boy, it's going to be hot outside. temperatures currently running
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at upper 70s to 81 degrees in college park. in fact, right at 78 degrees in the district. 76 in kensington. high today 95 degrees with a humidity, it will feel like we're at 100 than the actual air temperature thursday. thursday, friday, saturday around 100. heat index, 105 to 110. that's your latest weather. >> can i tell you something? >> sure, you can. >> did you know that emma was once a 10-year-old in our crowd? >> her grandmother brought her by. >> you know, you may have a future like emma stone. anyway. >> you've come full circle, no question. when we come back, barbecue with a twist. first, this is "today" on nbc. what makes the sleep number store different?
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♪ this morning on "how to cook everything," steak barbecue with a korean twist. we've got mark of "new york times," the columnist and also the author of "how to cook everything" cookbook. mark, good morning to you. >> hi, ann. >> i love korean barbecue. i think it's something that most people have probably not discovered all across the country. and when they do, it's something they discover in a restaurant. but you say we can make this tasty morsel at home. >> it's pretty easy and essentially grilled steak. it doesn't go much beyond that. >> there are certain flavors. >> well, you can start with skirt steak, sirloin, short ribs and ribeye. and my favorite for this is ribeye. short is most traditional in korean restaurants. you cut it into strips. >> you can have the butcher do that.
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>> you can buy it that way, yes. actually, it's a little easier to slice. so some scallions in here, soy sauce. we're making a marinade. >> i see some garlic. >> a lot of garlic. some sugar. because it tends to be a little sweet. >> a lot of black pepper. >> and sesame oil. a little sesame oil. >> there we go. >> we pray to the blender gods here. there we go. so you puree that. just get it liquid. >> you've got a really tasty garlicky soy saucy kind of flavor there. peppery, intense flavor. how long? >> we'll try not to spill this on your shoes. >> good because they're pink and i want to keep them that way. how long? >> could be half hour, two hours, overnight. >> is it better overnight? >> i would say an hour is fine. overnight, maybe a little built b bit better. >> after a while it starts to look like this. >> the juices come out, more
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liquid. and you start -- you just start grilling which, obviously, we've done. >> okay. >> and then you get these really nice strips of beautifully browned meat. and what you do with them is you put them in lettuce leaves. >> okay. so you have a faux sense of healthy food here. >> but you're not using a ton of meat. >> i know, i know. it's about you eating a small amount. >> and then what we use for -- or what is often used for dipping sauce is some sort of special korean con conducticocn. but what we've done is a very interesting mixture of ketchup, soy sauce and chili. and you're welcome to taste that. or you're actually welcome if you want to try one of these. >> hey, that's good. >> but we'll move on. >> all right. okay. >> so when you eat this kind of stuff in a korean restaurant, you often have lots of very cool side dishes. so we've got a couple here.
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one is -- it's good, right? >> mm-hmm. really good. just enough meat. very, very flavorful. a little bit of crunch. with the lettuce. >> yeah, the lettuce is great. it's like a taco but with lettuce as the shell. so this is just regular mayonnaise. we're going to thin it a bit with rice vinegar. this is kind of a korean potato salad. it's not that different. a couple kinds of potatoes here and some carrots and some peas. >> and they're all sort of blanched. >> it's better that way. i mean let's go this way. >> okay. so with the rice vinegar, not regular vinegar, and mayonnaise. toss it all together. >> do some scallions in here. >> pretty. pretty. it starts to end up looking like this pretty little dish here. >> a little chives on top. >> this is a side dish. in addition, you also have -- it looks to me like some roasted or grilled shallots. >> grilled scallions. >> scallions, i mean.
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>> they grill beautifully. we're just dressing them with a little bit of chili and sesame seeds. >> mark bittman. we should have matt try this. >> we should have matt try this. >> he's a picky eater. much more coming up including the ten ways to be polite. one of them is not speaking with food in your mouth. this is "today" on nbc!
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it used to be when you went out to dinner, women ordered first, men paid and you were required to wear a sport jacket. times have changed. tim zaga tfrkt is here with ten rules for dining-out etiquette. nice to see you. this is the first time you've done an etiquette survey, isn't it? >> absolutely. >> why did you decide this was the right time? >> we just decided in a world of using cell phones to make ord s
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orders, reservations online, that it was about time we looked at the whole thing. >> let's get to the rules. the first one is about equality. are men and women treated differently in restaurants? what do the people in the survey say about this? >> well, they say they should be, obviously. >> should be treated equally. >> but they're not. 24% of surveyors say women are treated less well. so the restaurants sort of changed that. >> one of the reasons that has happened is an outdated idea that men pay the bill. that means men with going to do the tipping and the waiters and staff treat the men better. >> absolutely wrong. however, now we say that whoever starts -- whoever initiates the date should pay for it unless you agree in advance. >> that's right. so if i call you and i say tim, let's go have dinner, i'm expected to pay the bill because i arranged the dinner? >> that's right. >> okay. the next rule. who should order a meal first? you're sitting around the table. you've all got your menus. the waiter comes up.
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do women go first? >> that has always been that women go first. but that's no favor to women. if you're trying to be chivalrous, whoever's ready should go first. >> because menus can be complicated. and you can buy your companion little time if you already know what you're going to order. >> in fact, most people like to go last. >> yeah, probably. okay. this one got people going. we're connected 24/7. you mentioned the cell phones and the blackberrys. what about using them at the dinner table in a restaurant? >> don't. two-thirds of people think it's rude. and 70% think you should turn off your ringer. >> wait a second. if i'm sitting at a table and you're late for dinner and i'm there alone, i can't text while i'm by myself at the table? >> you can do it if you're alone. but once you're sitting at a table with others, you shouldn't. >> what about turn off the ringer? i'm a parent. i've got three kids at home with the baby-sitter. >> turn the vibrator on. >> it's all about vibration. question for parents, is it okay to bring your kids?
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>> any restaurant not meant to be romantic or a very quiet place, you can bring your kids. in fact, 38% say bring them from birth. and 38% more say from 5 years old. >> so as long as you're not going to disrupt the dining experience or the romantic experience of other people in the restaurant, it's okay to bring kids? >> unless the restaurant says no. and 60% of people say it's okay if the restaurant wants to say no. >> let's talk about attire. it seems these days fewer and fewer restaurants require a jacket, and even fewer still, a jacket and tie. what's the proper attire when dining ñ >> don't be a slob. that's proper. >> basically as simple as that. something neat that's appropriate. >> yes. and if you have somebody you want to impress and you think it's a businessperson or a romantic interest, you might want to depress up for that. >> by the way, if you wear a sport jacket to dinner and it gets warm or uncomfortable, you can put it on the back of your chair after you've arrived. we all lead busy lives. what about folks who simply don't show up for a dinner reservation? >> one of the worst things you
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can do is not to show up and not to call the restaurant. you're causing them a lot of grief and a lot of expense. if you don't do it, you're likely to be persona non grata and not received in the future. >> call and cancel in a timely fashion. i like this next question. can you overstay your welcome at a restaurant? in other words, is there a ticking clock that gives you a limit? >> no ticking clock. you should be able to stay and feel comfortable eating your dessert and your cognac after. but if you see there's a line of people waiting, just remember, you may be on that line next time. >> yeah. >> try to be sensitive to other people being backed up. >> and real quickly, skipping to the very last one, is the customer always right? in my opinion the customer should be right. >> there are two rules for restaurants, the customer is always right. and number two is when the customer is wrong, just read rule one. >> the customer's always right. tim zagat, thanks very much.
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appreciate it. up next, a new workout craze for an unlikely group of people. we'll tell you about that. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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have you hashd heard of a thing called zumba? it's a dance craze sweeping the nation. it's not just young people enjoying it anymore. we have "today" national
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correspondent amy robach here. >> that didn't sound right. you're a young person. >> the young people. >> all right. the young people. >> that's the story. >> all right. it is called zumba gold, gold as in the golden years for the 50-plus crowd. it's getting baby boomers to boogie across the country. ♪ >> reporter: there is music. >> yeah! >> reporter: dancing. laughing. even a little flirting. >> we come for the women. >> oh. stunning. >> reporter: you may have heard of zumba, a latin-based dance and fitness program, but this is zumba gold. from 50 all the way to 90-plus, it brings 80-year-old judy ro n rosendlum to class twice a week. >> i feel good. i feel like i'm doing something good for me. >> reporter: 92-year-old rachel has never missed a class. >> stimulating. it makes you move because if you don't use it, you're going to lose it. >> reporter: these women and men
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all say they don't feel an age when they're on the dance floor. something that founder joy prouti keeps them all coming back. >> what's unique about the program is everyone can do it. we try to make you feel very safe. the biggest thing we say, come in and smile. move just a little. pace yourself. we even offer people to sit down in a chair. >> reporter: that's exactly what jeania burke does. she'll admit she's 90-plus, but -- how old do you feel when you're doing zumba gold? >> 60. >> reporter: i love it. it shares at least 30 years, right? >> exactly. >> they grew up dancing. they love to move. they love the rhythm. so they're exercising. they don't even know it. it's sort of exercise in disguise. >> reporter: exercise in disguise? that sounded too good to pass up. >> if she comes back tomorrow, i'm coming again. i'll tell you that much right now. >> reporter: so i jumped into class with a few moves from some new friends.
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>> have you figured out the moves? are you ready to join the class? >> reporter: am i ready? >> yes! >> reporter: i ran off to look the part. and now it was time to feel the beat. and it was nonstop fun. ♪ where did you learn those moves? >> there's something magical about music and being able to move to it and feeling that there's no right and wrong. you have fun. you move. and there are so many benefits that are attached to that. >> reporter: even life-saving benefits. 72-year-old rose credits zumba gold with saving her life after triple bypass surgery. >> this has really helped me and has helped me afterwards to give me more energy. it made me lose weight. i'm more conscious of what i eat and what i do. >> reporter: something many seniors haven't felt excited about in years. it helps them enjoy a life where
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sitting around is not an option. >> zumba! >> and after working out with all those golden girls and boys, it was incredible to see how fun and exercise can go hand in hand even well into your 90s. >> well done. well done. >> no, it was fine. we could even run it again if you want. it was just perfect. that's good. okay. >> i brought headbands for all of you. >> thank you. meantime -- >> meantime, it's a big day around here. the 20th of july. >> that's right. >> that also makes it jim bell's birthday, our executive producer, down in the control room right now in his fearless leader's seat is having a birthday. jim? >> thank you, matt. >> by the way, we've got a plate coming down for the rest of the people down there. >> zumba. >> happy birthday, buddy. many happy returns. >> thank you very much. >> one year closer to zumba
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gold. >> or looking like howie. >> i don't know what's more fun, keep the camera on jim or go back to amy. >> let's do both. can we do a split screen? >> jim's the one who gets to make the final call, so i think it's going to be on amy. >> happy birthday, jim. >> amy, thanks very much. coming up, we'll have some answers to your money emergencies on day's "money 911." plus, the best beauty products at discount prices. >> it's all coming up after your local news and weather. >> one bite. >> come on, jim. yeah! yeah!
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8:after is your time on wednesday, july 20th, 2011. good morning, i'm eun yang. several accidents causing major backups out there. straight to danella sealock with a look at the roads. good morning. >> good morning. let's first start 295. we have a sinkhole, 259 northbound. traffic is now diverted on to pennsylvania avenue. this is going to cause a major delay. you can see we're in the red. avoid this area together. heading up to wheat. we still have the water main break, affecting traffic all morning. chopper 4 recorded this video earlier. this georgia avenue, closures between henderson avenue and shorefield drive. avoid this area. if you can take connecticut avenue that would be a great alternate for you. >> we'll be back with your
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>> monument in the haze. we're at 82 right now. the heat index already at 87 degrees. throughout the area we're running in the upper 70s to around 80 from vienna to germtown. a high today of 95 degrees. but it will feel like we're up around 100. and the next three days, triple digit readings and usual heat coming up. >> more news, weather and traffic for you in just 25 minutes. but for now back to the "today" show.
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we are back now with more of "today" on a wednesday morning, 20th day of july, 2011. jim bell day here on the "today" show. and in much of the country, as he celebrates his people. and these people celebrate i guess a little cooler temperatures. this afternoon here in new york city and then later in the week, we're talking temperatures in the upper 90s. >> that's right. heat indices well over 100. 32 states, the district of columbia under some form of heat advisory, warning, watch. 100 million americans affected by this heat. that's about two-thirds of the population of this country. >> and you watch the jet stream
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pretty closely. is there an end in sight here? >> no, not really. it's stuck in this position. it's way up to the north. more in just a little bit. >> go to a movie, go into air conditioning. >> check on the elderly. >> don't leave any animals in the car. roll down windows. anything else? that's it. right, okay. >> water. >> the latest on the hacking scandal? >> that's right. today the prime minister appears before parliament to answer questions. on tuesday, as we've been reporting this morning, news corp. chief rupert murdoch denies any knowledge of wrongdoing by his tabloid, "news of the world," shortly before his testimony was interrupteded by a protester who tried to pie him in the face. as you see here, his wife, wendi, the latest on that coming up. >> and there was no truth to the rumor that it was the grandson of soupy sales. money 911."
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the best refinancing options when it comes to student loans. and car loans. and speaking of money, you don't have to spend a fortune to look your best. we're going to check out some drugstore beauty secrets when it comes to your facial and beauty regime. >> cool. all right. >> a lot to get to. natalie's off today. savannah guthrie's over at the news desk with all the headlines. hi, savannah. >> good morning. in the news today, british prime minister david cameron is on the heat in the growing phone-hacking scandal in the uk, telling parliament it is his responsibility to, quote, clean up this mess. nbc's stephanie gosk has more for us. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. cameron's been answering questions all morning. he says he now regrets hiring andy colson, former editor of "news of the world" as his spokesman. you know, for the last couple of hours, there's been a little drama here and there. but for the most part, not nearly as much drama as yesterday.
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like one of the celebrities that fill his tabloids, rupert murdoch and his son, james, are making splash are ny headlines . the so-called humble pie attack. seated behind him, murdoch's wife, wendi, turned into a bodyguard, springing to his defense, wielding an instinctive and accurate punch. >> your wife has a good left hook. behind it, comedian johnny marbles. father and son sat side by side for three hours, apologizing over and over. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry we are to particularly the victims of illegal voice mail interceptions. >> reporter: but at no point during the hearing did either murdoch accept responsibility for phone hacking at "news of the world." >> mr. murdoch, do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for that whole
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fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe people they trusted. >> reporter: from the beginning, james took the lead. >> i think my son can best answer that in more detail. >> reporter: at times jumping in to help when his 80-year-old father searched or stumbled for the answers. >> mr. john chapman. >> reporter: the parliament committee had hoped to get answers to specific detailed questions about the phone hacking. but often the head of news corp. and his deputy chief operating officer either didn't know or weren't saying. >> i have -- i have no knowledge. >> i cannot -- i don't know. >> reporter: james defended executives who resigned from their positions last friday. both formerly led murdoch's british newspaper office. later in the day, brooks faced questions by herself from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phone hacking and payments to police for information. she, too, denies any wrongdoing
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or any knowledge of wrongdoing. >> i have never paid a policeman myself. >> reporter: but for the murdochs, the day was not just about defending themselves. they were trying to salvage the reputation of news corp. >> "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in just two weeks, the second largest media company in the world has come under withering attacks. >> and it is our determination to both put things right, make sure these things don't happen again. >> reporter: it is widely believed that james wants the top job at news corp. himself. but for the moment, that position isn't open. >> mr. murdoch, have you considered resigning? >> no. >> why not? >> because i feel that people i trusted have let me down. i'm the best person to clean this up. >> reporter: the murdochs were asked specifically if there was any evidence that reporters from "news of the world" hacked the phones of 9/11 victims.
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rupert murdoch answered that question himself. he said they haven't seen any evidence, savannah, that that happened. >> stephanie gosk in london, thank you. with less than two weeks to go before the debt ceiling deadline, the president is threatening to veto his plan that passed last night in the house. meantime, he called the budget framework suggested by six senators balanced and significant. there may be progress toward a blood test for alzheimer's disease. researchers say an experimental test apparently can show how much alzheimer's plaque lurks in the brain. today one official at a conference in paris said the results give hope that doctors may be able to use a blood test in the near future to screen for alzheimer's. more evidence why tourists and the rest of us love to watch mt. etna. for the sixth time this year, europe's most active volcano erupted tuesday, providing a spectacular sight. well, some 80,000 people are still living in shelters in japan more than four months
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after that devastating earthquake and tsunami there. but now some of them are getting a new kind of help. cuddly comfort from robotic seals. they're said to understand basic words in five languages and react when they're spoken to or touched. languages and react wh spoken to or touched. said to be an emotional boost for survivors young and old. back to al. >> as we show you what's going on with all of the heat, it brutal and is going to continue. 32 state and the district of columbia under heat watches, warnings through saturday. that's unbelievable. plus, the or problem is, not just the heat, humidity. why humidity? all of the flooding in the spring of the missouri river and tributaries, that heat that moisture from the flooding is release in the atmosphere, due to the excess heat. so we have heat indices. afternoon highs, air temperatures 97 minneapolis, atlanta, 95. the same in d.c.
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102 in little rock. 101 kansas city. add hugh to that it feels like it's 115 in chicago for the afternoon high. the same in minneapolis, 106 in little rock. feels like triple digits in philadelphia and washington, d.c. very dangerous. and it's going to continue for at least the next 72 hours. that's what's go on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> yeah, this is day three of our heat wave and we've got about four more days to go of temperatures that will be around 59 degr 95 or higher. triple digit reading for the end of the work week. chantilly, 78. we'll be going up to high of 95 degrees. a high humidity. it will feel like around 100. the next couple of days, thursday, friday, saturday will feel like we're anywhere between 105 and 110 degrees. today's "money 911" is brought to you by charles
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schwab. get the help your money deserves. talk to chuck. now "today's money 911" where we tackle your financial questions. this morning, advice on setting up 529 accounts for your kids, refinancing loans, among other things. jean chatzky is "today's" financial editor. david bach is the author of "debt free for life." and sharon epperson is cnbc's personal finance correspondent. good to see you guys again. >> good morning. >> on a hot day, let's get talking about cold cash. first we go to skype. megan from rocky river, ohio, is on the line. megan, good morning. and what's your question? >> good morning. my husband and i started contributing to two 529 accounts shortly after we got married. one for each of the children we expected to have. and we're listed as the beneficiaries. in 2009, we had a baby girl. and this year we were surprised but excited to have twin boys. so now we need to start saving for a third child's college
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account. we were wondering if it's smarter to add an additional account or whether we should contribute to our existing accounts. and either way -- >> go ahead. >> either way we were wondering whether we should remain as beneficiaries or whether there are advantages to moving them to our children's names now that they're here. thanks. >> megan? >> you can be megan, and congratulations. that's just awesome. three kids. i hope you're getting some sleep. you do want a third account. and you want each of the accounts to have one of the children as the beneficiary, but you want to remain the owner of those accounts for tax reasons as well as the ability to move the money around. you need it for different children at the end of the road. then all you have to do is make sure that the money is invested aggressively when they're younger, more conservatively as they get older. most 529 plans offer these options so that you don't lose a bundle right before you have to pay college tuition. but you're on the right track.
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and congrats. >> and she started so early. >> i know. >> way to go, megan. now let's get to the phone. we've got shannon calling in from steamboat springs, colorado. shannon, good morning. >> caller: good morning. >> and what's your question for the panel? >> caller: i have been working for a company for three years while getting my master's. i have $13,000 in my 401(k) and $20,000 in my student loans. i pulled the money out to help pay off student loans. i am 26 years old and will be starting a new career as a teacher. my interest rate on my loan is 6.5%. >> all right. david? >> first of all, congratulations. you're actually on the road to being a millionaire. i ran your numbers. you can go to you've got $14,000 in your 401(k) plan. if you just contribute about $10 a day, by the time you reach 65 at 8%, you'll have $1 million in your retirement account.
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so stay on track with the 401(k) plan. and no, don't pull it out because you pull it out to pay for the student loans. you'll lose half of it to taxes. that will only leave you $7,000. and then you're losing your nest egg. pay that 6.5% loan down, a low rate, and you're in great shape. keep doing what you're doing. >> depending on where she's teaching, she may be able to get a loan forgiveness program. see if she would qualify as a teacher. >> best of luck, shannon. now we go to twitter. chrissy, what is the best way to go about refinancing my car? >> it's a pretty simple process. the first thing is find a lender who will give her a refinance loan. the best place is go to check out the lenders they have in her area. they'll also talk about the fees and conditions which can be hidden in the fine print. find the loan with the best rate. then they'll want to know some financial information about her. her income, her assets, debt load, credit history. and all of that information
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needs to see whether she'll be approved for the loan. when she's approved and goes through the closing process, then this new lender will take over the loan, pay off the loan. and the car's title will be transferred to the new lender. after that process, she starts making her monthly payments to the new lender. pretty simple to do. >> it takes 15 minutes. people think refinancing a mortgage, oh, my god, it's a process. it is so not. and credit unions are great for these loans. >> back to the phone lines. pam on the line from garden grove, california. good morning, pam. what's your question? >> caller: good morning. my question is about my daughter's three personal unsecured loans she tk out in 2001 while attending a private fashion school. she's been paying consistently on them but has tried on numerous occasions to lower the payments to consolidation. and the answer is always no. she is employed full time. she has no credit cards. she has a car payment. and is there anything available to consolidate personal,
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unsecured loans? >> jean? >> generally not so much. you can look for a loan that's better and try to roll it into that, a home equity loan can be used for this process, but there's not a lot out there. just weigh in on the loan with the highest interest rate. >> hopefully she can cut that down. thank you so much. we appreciate it. for those of you on the east coast, good news, sharon's sticking around. she'll answer more of your questions on thank you for doing that. coming up, getting your money's worth on beauty products. we've got some secrets of the drugstore. but up next, is america breast obsessed? we'll have the male perspective right after this. but first, we'll just keep watching this video. bile app. it's schwab at your fingertips wherever, whenever you want. one log in lets you monitor all of your balances and transfer between accounts, so your money can move as fast as you do. check out your portfolio, track the market with live updates. and execute trades anywhere and anytime
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male moon. >> hooters. >> boobs. >> knockers. >> reporter: regardless of what they may call them, men have a certain something for a certain part of the female anatomy. >> what is it about men and nudity, hmm? particularly breasts. >> actually, i can't think ha it is, really. >> reporter: more than half of men we polled consider themselves a so-called breast man. so what is it about a woman's chest that turns men into, well, boobs? >> it feels like a bag of sand when you're touching it. >> bag of sand? >> the fixation on breasts starts with this evolutionary theory which is that if a woman is curvier, it means she's more fertile. a lot of it has to do with men being visual creatures. and also this idea that it's something that's foreign to us. it becomes alluring. >> reporter: to get inside the male mind, i had to go to the belly of the beast. that's right, the ultimate man cave. >> hi, welcome to hooters. >> reporter: here at hooters,
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breasts are big business. the company averages about $1 billion in sales annually. and it's no secret the reason many men come here is customer service. >> my wife asks me, it's duane. >> reporter: how would you describe a typical hooters girl? >> attractiveness. >> attractiveness? >> did i do that? >> reporter: with hooters leading the way, the restaurant industry is booming. new franchises like the tilted kilt and twin peaks are offering up good food with a side of sex appeal. safe to say men here can get a little distracted. >> i had one guy walk into a table looking at a girl. >> you. >> i'm taken. >> i have to ask you, when a man comes in, he's talking to you, do you ever see his eyes go right there? >> all the time. i just kind of go, here. >> reporter: the eyes may be the window to the soul, but in terms of getting a man's attention, a
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woman's chest is front and center. when it comes to that first glance, studies show that 47% of men focus on a woman's breasts. 33% of men's so-called first fixations are on the waist and hips. fewer than 20% look first at a woman's face. our cameras caught men struggling to keep their eyes north of the equator. ♪ and apparently some men have a system. >> when she's bending down, you go down. >> reporter: but whether they get away with it or not -- >> are we obsessed with breasts? absolutely. >> reporter: many men have a dd-sized fixation with a woman's chest. will you be back? >> yeah, definitely. >> sure, to watch sports. >> reporter: right.
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>> they were all very good sports about it. the waitresses at the tilted kilt told me that one of the most common questions they get is, are they real? people actually ask them that, savannah. >> i bet they love that. >> not the best way to get on your server's good side. >> all right, amy. good of you to show us that video of boobs. i'm sure people appreciated that. thanks for busting the story wide open. coming up, saving money on the best beauty products. we're spilling secrets of the drugstore. and where is casey? we'll have the latest on her whereabouts right after these messages. whoa.
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it's a mess all day. georgia avenue is shut down in both directions, between henderson avenue and shorefield drive. also georgia avenue at randolph road, lights out, police are directing traffic. >> busy morning for you. we'll take a quick break.
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little change from where we're were yesterday. temperature 82 degrees. two degrees down from yesterday. humidity just as high. feels like 87 right now. clouds across the area. you can see the range from 79 in
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gaithersburg and montgomery county to 82 degrees college park, right into the district. high today, 95 degrees. it will feel like we're around 100. unusual heat for the end of the week with highs challenged
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♪ so now i come to you ♪ with open arms >> i'm sorry, are we on tv? >> yes, we are. >> i thought i was in high school again. singing in my mirror. anyway, you can help pick the set list for journey's concert. we have three hit songs to choose from. they're going to play one on the show. text 1 for "separate ways." 2 for "faithfully" or 3 for "lights." text your choice to 622639. message and data rates apply. or vote at and be sure to tune in next friday to see which song one. i'm all flustered about journey. >> yeah, my song is smucker's. >> that's good, too. different kind of jam. coming up this half hour, casey anthony has managed to dodge the cameras since her release from jail, but was she spotted back in orlando? the latest on her whereabouts
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est on the whereabouts. >> the secrets of the drugstore to help you look like a million bucks without spending a million bucks. best beauty items to pick up in a corner store and work as well as all of the expensive stuff. >> if you think you've got pass on dessert to stay slimmer this summer -- smooth move -- two popular dessert recipes, lemon squares a squares and strawberry shortcake. collect of the weather, speaking of summer. we're getting it. >> we are getting slammed. they're going to continue as we check out the day today. a risk of strong storms in northern plains, the northern mississippi river valley, highs two-thirds of the country possible today. showers into the pacific northwest. for tomorrow that risk of storms moves into the central mississippi river valley. sizzling conditions throughout the u.s. shower in the pacific northwest. slight rick of strong storms in northern new england.
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here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> right here not much of a chance of storms today. isolated far to the west. big concern today and the next couple of days will be that of the high heat index values. they'll get close to 100 today. close to 110 by the time we get to friday. herndon at 78. 82 in an ta costa. today's high, 95. there's your triple digit readings. which will be close to the record friday. and that's yo weather. >> all right, al, thank you. coming up next, casey anthony. where is she? and new questions this morning about the prosecution's case. that's right after this. minimizes the look of wrinkles... hydrates... renews... seems like an amazing moisturizer? actually... it's an amazing makeup. introducing revlon age defying with dna advantage. its powerful skincare ingredients and spf 20 help protect skin's dna. 96% of women saw flawless,
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casey anthony was released
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from jail early suchbd monday m and has not been seen publicly since. the speculation about where she's been hasn't slowed down. kerry sanders has been tracking her movements. he's in prescott, arizona, this morning. >> reporter: good morning, al. flight records show the plane owned by one of casey anthony's former attorneys left orlando shortly after she was released from jail on sunday. it left florida headed for california. but it made a stop here in tiny prescott, arizona. the ground crews tell nbc news it seems a little odd to them that the plane would make a stop here in the out-of-the-way location because the pilot did not refuel. it was simply on the ground long enough to let someone get off. >> breaking news. is this casey anthony? that is the question. >> reporter: the hunt to find casey anthony took a comical turn on tuesday. >> people are speculating that yes, that is casey anthony. >> reporter: a circus of news cameras rushed to orlando's executive airport.
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after a tip the plane belonging to casey anthony's former attorney had landed again with her on board. >> breaking news in the casey anthony story. >> reporter: on twitter, "the orlando sentinel" tweeted, i guess this answers everyone's question, casey anthony is back home in orlando. but it would turn out the woman was not casey. reportedly it was all a joke. played on reporters by the plane's crew. >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: even after the verdict, the two sides are still fighting. on tuesday the prosecution denied accusations that it withheld evidence from the defense about searches for chloroform done on the anthonys' home computer. >> how many times was that site visited? >> according to the history, 84 times. >> reporter: computer programmer jon bradley's software revealed the damning evidence. but after he testified, bradley tells nbc news he checked the results and discovered a software glitch.
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there was but one search for chloroform, not 84. defense attorney jose baez tells nbc news prosecutors never told him when they found that out, as required by law. but in a statement issued tuesday, the orange county state attorney's office said all of this information was disclosed to the defense in a timely manner. former federal prosecutor kendall coffey. >> prosecutors want to win, but they have to do it the right way. and that means a duty to turn over evidence that's helpful to the defense even if that causes the prosecutor to lose the trial. >> reporter: as both sides continue to spar outside the courthouse, we do not know where casey anthony is. it's possible she may have gotten off the plane here and is at one of the nearby mental treatment facilities getting the counseling her lawyers say she needs as a result of being held inside a jail all alone in a single cell for more than three years, or she may be in
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california at the beach. al, we simply do not know, and her lawyers say they want to keep it that way, a secret. >> well, kerry, for your sake, we hope we maybe spot her in paris. >> reporter: yes. i would go there. i will go there. thank you very much. >> i know you will, kerry. >> reporter: i don't know whether this plane can get me there. can this plane get me there? >> kerry sanders, thanks so much. drugstore beauty products that are chic and cheap right after these messages. dry and u. i can't wait to take 'em out, throw 'em away and never see them again. [ male announcer ] know the feeling? get the contacts you've got to see to believe. acuvue® oasys brand contact lenses with hydraclear® plus technology, keeping your eyes exceptionally comfortable all day long. it feels like it disappeared on my eye. [ male announcer ] discover why it's the brand eye doctors trust most for comfort. if you have astigmatism, there's an acuvue® oasys lens for that too, realigning naturally with every blink. ask your doctor for acuvue® oasys brand.
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♪ i'm going to be a beauty well, this morning on "today's beauty," the best drugstore buys. linda wells says a higher price does not always mean higher quality. and she's here with her favorite beauty picks from the drugstore. linda, good morning. >> good morning. >> i love this segment because it used to be the drugstore, you didn't think you were getting the best or the fanciest stuff, but now you can really get some good products. >> they've really stepped it up. it's true across the board. the companies that make products for the drugstore are spending millions in research and development. already the ingredients are better. the drugstores themselves are better. the lighting's better. they have more products. >> the packaging is cuter. >> yeah, we need that. and also, some of them even have beauty advisers to help you pick products and things. and then what you wouldn't think would improve is the generic drugstore products. now those are good because chemists are copying the high-end products unless they're
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trademarked and patented. and they're putting all those ingredients in great products. you can get great stuff. >> well, let's talk about foundation. this can get so expensive at the department stores. but the tough part is the drugstore is that you can't try it on and get your right color. >> right. >> what do you suggest? >> that's the hardest thing because they're packaged so tightly and shrink wrapped and you can't try them on. usually they don't have testers so you're stuck. you can bring in and try to match it or look for a shade range. that way if you're slightly off, you'll get a better quality. may maybelline is great. assuming your wrist is the same color as your face. but when in doubt, go for one that's a slightly darker color because it will warm up your skin. >> let's talk about eyeliner. this is fascinating. you say look for germany, if it's made in germany? >> right, which is something people don't know. there are two factories in
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germany that make the pencils for very high-end and drugstore products. quality is amazing. so if you look and see if it's made in germany, you know you're in good shape. >> because you think it's probably at one of those nice factories. >> exactly. so this one is cover girl liquiline pencil. and it goes on smoothly which you want. you don't want to be tugging at you're eye. your eye. >> l'oreal. >> l'oreal makes tried-and-true mascara. buying at a drugstore, you want to be able to throw away your mascara often. try to decide if you want waterproof or nonwaterproof. i don't think you need waterproof unless you plan on having a crying jag. >> you never know. crying tears of joy. >> right, tears of joy. so l'oreal voluminous million mascara is a great one. >> one of a couple anti-aging products. you say olay. >> they've put so much money in research and development. this microsculpting cream has
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great ingredients. whether it comes to anti-aging, look for retinol. so neutrogena has this rapid wrinkle repair. it's high retinol. they say that it starts to work in a week. >> as for olay, they have a whole range of these anti-aging products. you think you're in good shape with any of these? >> they're all really good. they have so many. you can get orienteded by going to that department and finding the areas that you need most. >> next we have a couple of facial masks. the price is right here. $1.99-are you kidding me? >> yeah, we love $1.99. these are great because they're freeman facial masks. you can get them for whatever issue you have, acne or calming or exfoliating. and they're so small you can just throw them in your bag and they're great for travel. >> is it one use? >> yeah, one use. you know, you can squeeze it out, but it's kind of messy, but go ahead. >> you haven't seen my shower, obviously. let's talk about shampoo. it's so overwhelming.
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there are all these different varieties. a lot of the drugstores have a huge variety between the expensive and the not so expensive. is there a real difference between these high-end and low-end? >> you don't have to spend a lot of money on shampoo or conditioner or even styling products because the ingredients themselves are inexpensive. if you want to and you love the whole luxury of packaging and smell, go ahead and spend it. but really you're going to get clean hair from really inexpensive products. garnier fructis smells good, cleans, doesn't strip your hair. then when you go to styling products, they're so inexpensive. john freda has a great line. >> when you talk about the cheaper shampoos, if people have highlights or color in their hair, should they worry about that? do they have to find one that's color safe? >> look for one that's color safe, but there's so many good ones. garnier, l'oreal has really good color-safe ones. pantene. just make sure you find a brand that's going to be protecting of your color. and find the one that deals with
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the issues that you think is most important for your hair. >> all right, linda wells from "allu "allure." great to see you, as always. appreciate it. coming up next, having your cake and eating it, too, without the guilt. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ oh sugar ♪ oh honey honey this morning in "today's kitchen," summer's dessert makeovers that are as easy as 1, 2, 3. >> chris kimball, editor of "cook's country" magazine is here with two lighter versions of two decadent treats. good to see you. >> what's wrong with decadent treat? >> nothing wrong with it, but you are going to help us squeeze a little bit out. >> here's the problem. the reason low-calorie desserts are low calorie is they taste so awful. you throw them out and don't eat them. and that's how you lose weight. >> but you're going to show us -- >> we want to actually taste it. >> a lot of people might think strawberry shortcake, that's got
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to be healthy. >> almost 700 calories. with whipped cream. >> what's short about that? so how do we change it up? this is just a biscuit dough. flour, et cetera. now we have, instead of full-fat sour cream, we have some lowfat or nonfat greek yogurt, some skim milk. but this is a little trick. we took half as much butter. half a stick. by the way, we use butter. >> thank you. >> we put it in here. we've melted it. and when you stir this in a little bit, what's going to happen is you get little globules of that butter on top. when you put that into the dough and make it in the oven, they turn to steam. and you get a much lighter texture. the problem with lowfat is it's dense and gummy. >> you get the essence of the butter. >> the flavor of the butter. >> you don't taste that yogurty taste? >> you don't like yogurt, what? >> no, i like it. this isn't going well. >> greek yogurt. >> okay, okay. then what do we do? >> roll it out. you want to knead it a little
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bit. this is a lowfat. knead it, bake it for 12 to 12 minutes. there you go. >> those look great. >> so now you have a biscuit. now, we took two cups and mashed them up. another four we sliced. we used a little less sugar. the problem is you just taste sugar. >> right. >> nothing wrong with sugar. >> it's called strawberry shortcake. >> how do you do that? >> take a little sugar, you mash them up and let them sit. >> i thought it was a good question. >> no, it was. >> the audience isn't sure it was. >> don't be offensive. >> no, it was a good question, really. it was fine. >> at 52 minutes past the hour, we lost him. >> that was great. >> why don't you try it? >> see if you like that. >> if i eat, i can't talk, apparently. all right.
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let's move on to our next dish. >> savannah's tasting. you can come back with us. >> you can join us here. >> lemon squares. >> i can't multitask. >> finish this by yourself, this whole segment. >> go ahead, al. >> so we have a basic -- this is a cookie dough for lemon squares. some of these recipes use quite a lot of butter. we cut that back. a little milk. a little lemon zest. >> this does not taste like greek yogurt. >> it tastes better? >> despite the greeks who are storming the "today" show. like what do you mean? this we pulse to make a dough. this gets mashed down by your hand. it cooks for about 25 minutes. >> so you bake it. >> bake it, cool it and then put the filling in. this has a little less fat, a little less sugar, reduced the sugar a bit and we used a little flour to thicken it. put it back in the oven another 25 minutes, finish, and you have -- >> lemon squares. >> -- lemon squares. a lot of these recipes are tiny
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squares. >> one of my all-time favorites, pineapple upside down cake. >> we use frozen pineapple because it's actually sweeter and more consistent. the other squet is we use brown sugar which has a lot of flavor and it's also moist to get rid of the high-fat sour cream. so there you go. >> rule of thumb for other recipes, you can swap out yogurt, my favorite ingredients? >> greek yogurt is always great. almost always you can cut down the sugar and cut the butter in half. >> as long as you use butter -- >> if you take all the butter out, you throw it away, you lose 100 pounds a year. you're all set. >> but you're not happy. >> but you're not happy. that's right. >> we don't like that. >> great recipes, the lemon squares, strawberry shortcake and pineapple upside down cake. >> i'm buying you greek yogurt for your birthday. >> better yet, get her a greek and he can make her yogurt. fashion for those warm
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summer nights after your local news and weather.
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>> good morning. 9:56 on this wednesday july 20th people aaron gilchrist. d.c. police are investigating a deadly shooting in northeast washington. it happened 4:30 along dics street. no arrests have been made? traffic is a mess. danella sealock with a look at roads now. >> good morning. traveling 295, stick to the right as you approach pennsylvania avenue to get past the scene here. also the water main graek break wheaton causing a headache. we saw major, major roads shut down. georgia avenue still shut down between henderson and shorefield drive. avoid the area, as well as on randolph road. we have lights out, and police are directing traffic in that area. this should potentially be going on when you're commuting home this evening while trying to fix
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the water main break. veronica, let's check in with you with the forecast. >> we're on the verge of seeing heat peak. that will be coming up in the next couple of days. around 59 95 to 96. right at 82 now. inside the beltway, heat index, making it feel like 87 degrees. around the rest of the area, 82 degrees. also down in ft. belvoir. high 95 but feeling like 100 and that's where the mercury will be tomorrow and saturday. >> thank you, veronica. on news4 midday, how to save on prescription drugs. that along with the rest of th
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>> from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. we're so glad you're with us for this wines day wednesday, july 20th. wines days are always special, but today is an extra special wines day. >> for two reasons. >> okay. >> number one, it is the birth dave our fearless leader. >> sherpa, i like to call him. >> jim bell! >> a glass for cody, a glass for me and a glass for you. we love you, bud.
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>> why do you have two? >> we love you. >> happy birthday, jim! >> he's the most amazing guys in the world. i've had a lot of bosses in my life. i don't know how he does it every day except i think her name is angelique. >> angelique. the guys who are running really great leaders. sometimes you have a boss that's not a loeder. >> he feels like he's your friend, too. >> now we're kissing up. >> you think i'm here because i love you, hoda? >> do i! >> yes, do i. >> how's the book coming? >> you've been on a tour. >> we'll be on joy behar tonight and just some other stuff. it's been fun. it's been really fun. >> okay. good. i believe you. all right. there's another important thing that's going right now and we need to get it over with right now. >> please! >> it is from today on soma intimates is helping to boost awareness for the need for bras for women who are homeless.
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>> it's called shed your bra. >> if you're watching us. in solidarity. let's do it, women! >> here they are! >> apparently, they're one of the needed things and rarely donated. if you have gently-used bras. >> not the kind in your drawer. >> go to or your local soma store for more information. >> thank you! >> jimmy fallon was having fun last night. he always does. >> jimmy fallon does a slow jam rap with brian williams and he did one with justin timberlake that sort of goes over the whole history of respect. >> five and a half minutes or so and we'll show you a piece of it. ♪ clap your hands everybody, if you've got what it takes ♪ ♪ i'm curtis blow, and i want you to know that these are the breaks ♪ ♪ i want to rock right now ♪ i'm rob bass and i'm internationally known ♪ ♪ come and give me a kiss, better
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make it fast or else i'm going to get pissed ♪ ♪ push it ♪ push it good ♪ push it real good ♪ it's getting hot in here ♪ so take off your clothes ♪ i'm getting so hot i want to take my clothes off ♪ ♪ go shorty, it's your birthday ♪ ♪ we're going to party like it's your birthday ♪ ♪ my baby don't mess around because she loves me so and this i know for sure ♪ ♪ you, you got what i need ♪ but you say he's just a friend, but you say he's just a friend ♪ ♪ oh, baby you >> i'm justin ♪ ♪ i'm jimmy and we want you to know that these are the breaks ♪ >> you know every one of those songs! >> that's my favorite clip we've ever had. >> that was great!
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>> we knew justin timberlake could do everything, but jimmy can do everything, too. >> that was the best thing ever. i want to rerack and watch the whole thing. i don't want it edited. >> it's good. >> oh, my god, i loved that and it put me in the best mood. >> i love how 42-year-old wendi murdoch went to battle for her -- >> if you watched the british parliament. we want you to see this again. look at wendi in pink with the body slam at the face of the -- boom. >> she's a volley ballplayer and it's just instinct. go girl! >> the instinct is to protect hubby. >> the son is sitting there and he got up after, calmly, but wendi went in for the spike! >> she's 6 feet tall and she spiked that. >> everyone needs a wendi in their life just because you want them to protect you. >> he was having fun with them
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as he tends to do. let's listen. >> i am not a big proponent of the four-decade marriage age gap, but if ever there was a situation where it would pay dividends it would be an ambush like that. >> so true. one time frank and i were walking to dinner on east 57th street and you encounter some strange people anywhere you go, but especially in new york. we were with another couple and the wife was quite pregnant. you know if you move to one side of the road if you see someone that's just a little -- >> off. >> frank and i moved past and frank gently moved the lady over and the guy moved over to that side, too. frank took the guy and moved him over. a melee began. a melee, and frank and the guy
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were on the ground -- it's not that funny, joe. you -- you've been injured yourself so you know how these things can be. >> what happened? >> i'm standing there screaming. i'm screaming so i go -- and i go to kick the guy and my leg went so high, i fell flat on my butt. so when i saw -- excuse me, there are a couple of bras down here. when i saw that, you know, that he was in trouble, mama to the rescue! >> at one point i thought i would pick a president that way. if there were three guys at a podium in the candidates, and an 80-year-old woman were to fall, who is the first one off the podium and i don't like people that hesitate, i like people that went in like wendi murdoch. >> one day you're walking down the street to get some lamb
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chops and next thing you know, boom, boom, boom. i'll help you, frank! apparently not, but he was impressed that i tried. >> if your kidsor facebook, here's a question. >> most of them are. >> do you spy on them on facebook? they have to friend you for you to go on their page and see all their business. do most parents think it's a good idea to checkup on their kids' status? they wanted to see who they were hanging with and what pictures they were taking and that kind of stuff. >> it's very important ton your own child. it's the parents that police call in the middle of the night and you say our kid? little johnny? >> kids think you're spying on them. don't look at my secret, private business. >> the diary thing. if they a key on it, that's private, but facebook, everybody else gets to see it. why shouldn't a parents? >> would you go on your friend or anybody else? >> what if he doesn't let you
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in? >> then i'll get christine to look. she's friends with everybody. you know what i mean, david. >> you know what's going on with the kids and you'll find out too late what's going on with them and heaven forbid you can't help them, you know? >> you're right. ryan's with us. he's just visiting. i met his mom in the gym and he came to see us and i know his facebook page is clean as a whistle. >> not him in a thong. >> no. >> zagat or zagat, depending on if you know how to pronounce it, which we don't. they have etiquette rules and one of them is who pays for dinner? you're out to dinner with someone whether it's a friend or whatever, and zagat zagat, and what you do is whoever invited picks up the tab. >> i tried to do that yesterday because i invited eva to lunch and she'd been at our house all weekend long and i spent big bucks on her.
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and she said no, no, no. you had me all weekend. >> and sometimes friends say you want to grab a bite, it doesn't mean hey, i'm treating you to dinner and you don't pay. >> you owe me for separate lunches. who orders first? >> sometimes guys jump in. >> sometimes you have to look for 15 minutes for everything to decide what you're in the mood for. >> guys do that, too. i'm sorry. i dated a guy and we were at a diner. >> there's a problem right there. >> so, anyway, he was looking and we're at a diern like eggs and grilled cheese and stuff. he says to the waitress. what do you recommend? >> we're at a diner. hamburger, chicken. sometimes people are not great decisionmakers. >> you did not like this guy and you wouldn't have been so picky
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about him. he's so nice. >> it drives you crazy. there are so many things to choose from. just pick the guacamole. >> the meat loaf! >> this is a good one. you heard of the tea called honest tea. so they wanted to find out how honest people actually were. so this is what they did. they were giving away free tea. ♪ ♪ >> yes, honest-y. >> and they put a bin and you were supposed to take a free honest tea. and they went in city to city with secret cameras and they found out who was the most honest city and the most honest city they found was chicago. 99% of the people paid and that was followed by boston, seattle and dallas tied for second and the rest of the list, atlanta. >> cincinnati. >> san francisco. >> mime, washington, d.c., l.a.
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>> and guess who came in last? new york city. >> new york city. >> maybe people didn't read the sign, you know what i'm saying? >> yeah, i know what you're saying, but i don't think that's the case. >> okay. anyway. hi, sarah. >> what are you saying? >> maybe somebody stole the sign. >> one of the hoda books. >> we have some terrific authors coming on the show today. >> yes. >> a friend of mine, in full disclosure, amanda goldberg and her friend have written a fun, fun, fun summer read, hoda. >> i did have a chance to page through it. >> it is a lot of fun. >> first, we'll give away some hold as. >> we'll give away signed copies of hodas book. all time zones are included and put your favorite hodaism. just saying. >> and you're going to pick? >> we're going to pick five and they'll be signed and it will be great. >> oh, thank you, sarah. >> freebies!
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everyone loves a freebie! >> would you test -- would you, i guess, peek into their on. >> we want to -- want you spy on your kids on their facebook? >> of course they would! >> up next, if you friended -- if i friended you on facebook, kathie lee. >> yes? >> i'm not on facebook. >> it was a dumb tease. >> if i knew how to i would, but how do you handle when people don't and what happens when you see more than you need to see? >> we have a lot of stuff coming up after this. >> we'll be right back. so digiorno comes with boneless wings now?
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all right. we have to face it. social networking has become a game changer when it comes to staying connected no matter what your age and if you're one of the 100 million americans on facebook or you spend your days tweeting, there are social etiquette rules that you should be aware of. >> yes "family circle" mragazin took a look at social etiquette of their readers.
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jeffrey guardier is the psychologist. >> back again by public demand. >> what did we find out about the habits of people? >> this is surprising, but there are more facebook yierzs between the ages of 35 to 54 than there are 18 to 34. >> what do you make of that? >> they are embracing this technology, but since they haven't grown up being socially public like the teens and 20 somethings they tend to make more mistakes. >> sometimes you're perceived on facebook as a blabber mouth and you put your business and some are seen as stingy with their info, too. >> they don't know that the stuff that's going out there is going a wall and everyone is reading it and they don't have time to respond to anything and i think people take this so serious that if you do make a mistake a little too much or not enough that people stipes crucify you for that. >> here's a problem. here's one. you have connected with your high school prom date and you've been bantering back and forth from everything from your mullet and your husband sees your post and to put it mildly, he's not
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amused. what should you do? >> most women that look for old boifrs it's out of curiosity. you want to see how he's holding up, if he got mared and if he has kids. >> it's just curiosity. >> sometimes. >> yeah. if it gets to be a little too often or, you know, if your spouse knows this is, you know, an old flame that you still have feelings for. >> why would you facebook an old flame? >> again. i agree with you it is out of curiosity and maybe you don't have enough to do. i think you need to refocus your energy on to what your relationship is and whether there are no sexual feelings or whatever the situation may be, if your hubby says i don't like that, guess what? get the hell out of it and just stay away from it. >> yeah. it is playing with fire, isn't it? >> absolutely. >> here's an interesting one. this is when the comment gets taken out of context. >> feelings. >> a woman posted on her friend's page that her son's bar mitzvah was the first one that
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hadn't given her a migraine and the loveliest she had attended all year. >> the people that read it were ticked and they wrote, who do you think you are. >> this is something of someone that hadn't read the tools on facebook. she posted a public message on the wall. >> or she did it and just didn't think it through. >> she didn't think it through. >> i think that's also the answer that you just say, look, i didn't think it through and i was trying to pay a coverage limit. >> you go back and post another thing. >> i should say apologies to all. i was trying to be nice and trying to express my feelings. less is more. if someone will be pissed off with you for something like that on. >> hey, watch your language! >> sorry. p.o..ed. >> then just leave it alone. >> a few months after being friended by your 16-year-old niece your appalled that she has posted photos of herself in a
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teeny, black leather bikini. >> the fact it's leather is the problem. >> should you tell your sister. >> if your niece friended you, you should keep the trust and bond. you should say there are consequences down the road. a college counselor could see the picture, a boss could see these pictures and get her to take them down. it can be copied, pasted and sent out. >> it's out there forever. >> she might do it again, but give her alternative strategies such as something in a nice dress or something that shows you being demure or what have you, but just don't put her down and say what you did was really stupid. she'll do it again. >> if she does do it again, then you should tell your sister. >> absolutely. >> thanks, guys. up next, need a good laugh? who doesn't? we have the photos that will make you say, what? >> you're supposed to join me. i did.
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seattle, washington. i wonder what this guy does for a living. >> oh, my gosh! >> i love that. >> that is hysterical. >> this is men everywhere. this is all i see. >> i like how the shirt matches the paint job. >> i like his smile. >> our next photo was sent by tiffany howard from camilla, georgia. sounds delicious? >> bad byron's butt rub. >> you've always said that, a little butt rub does make everything better. >> i had no idea, hoda. oh, my goodness. the next one is from patricia miller from bristol, connecticut. i know we're in a recession, but seriously, is this something you want to skip on? come on now. >> some things you have to spend money on. >> that's when you probably want to splurge. times are bad, but not that bad. tammy alford from palm beach gardens, florida. what happened to getting cookie and a juice afterward.
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you don't. i do. just eat yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work here, i've lost weight. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. we are back on this wines day with back of "today." it's time to play the trivia game and since it's national parents day, we have questions about celebrity families. kathie lee is at the nbc experience store and she's ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who answer the questions right and to those who don't, they get a copy of her cd. isn't that nice? here is "people" magazine's assistant editor. how do you think the folks doll? >> well, they're not that differ cult? with any luck, there will be $100 bills. >> sorry, guys i'm dieing with this cough.
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this is a family from ken tuck pep in "big daddy," he who plays julian's real dad? john schneider, jon stewart, steve carell or james. >> believe it's the first one. >> believe you're wrong. >> no, no, no, it's good. happy news, he gets my cd "sentimental." good for him. so the correct answer is jon stewart. >> a lot of people don't remember that before he was the host of "the daily show," he was a stand-up comedian and an actor who had quite a few film roles and tv roles. >> did not know. back to kath. >> which father gave him his first acting role, tom hanks, martin sheen. >> i'll say martin sheen. >> it's a good day for me. >> great day for all.
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>> that was a good guess. i would have said martin sheen. the correct answer is tom hanks. >> that film called "that thing you do." he gave his son colin hanks a role. >> his son had a long runway with acting and that was his first role and since then he's been in a few roles that don't even involve his dad. >> look at this beautiful mom and their kids, they are from chicago, the most honest city in the country, right? >> yes. >> all right. we'll play a clip, okay? i'll ask you the question. >> what else can we be forgetting? >> kevin! >> yes! in "home alone" where are kevin's patients headed on vacation when they -- don't say it. when they realize they've forgotten him? they're going rome, italy, new york, new york, paris, france or los angeles, california. >> new york. >> oh, look. she gets the lullaby album for her little children. >> this is kathie lee's favorite
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day ever. she's given away through cds. >> the correct answer is they were going paris. >> it is a trick question because in home alone 2, they're headed to new york. so a little bit of a tricky one. >> i feel like the chicago woman should have gotten the woman. maybe the $50. >> i'll give them the other one, too. the party animals. you're from kentucky, right? which mother/daughter pair have never appeared in a movie together? gwyneth paltrow and blythe danner, rheaumer willis and dem i moore, or mary gunnar and meryl streep. >> i'll have to go with c. >> you'll have to go with c and not get my cd? oh! >> okay. wait. that may have been my favorite image of all time, right there. that was genius. i've never seen anyone cheer for not getting a cd like that.
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the correct answer, he was right. kate hudson and goldie hawn have never been in a movie together. >> blythe played gwyneth's mom in "silvia" and rumer willis played the younger sister of dem i moore. >> and they're dead ringers. ease casting right there. >> back across to kath. >> beautiful lady from stockton, california. we'll have another little clip. take a look. >> but i will be watching you, studying your every move, and if i find that you are trying to corrupt my firstborn child i will bring you down, baby. i will bring you down to chinatown. >> okay. that quote is from what movie "analyze that," "meet the parents," "everybody's fine" or "meet the fokkers." "meet the parents." that's a great movie. that was such a huge hit, it spawned not one, but two sequels
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persistent fever, bruising, bleeding, or paleness. get back to the things that matter most. good job girls. ask your rheumatologist if enbrel is right for you. it is time for "today's style" and the perfect summer wardrobe for evenings on the town. >> let me paint the picture. >> the sun is out and the weather is warm and you managed
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perfect hair despite the humidity? what do you wear? kate knows and she's the director for "people's" style watch. >> all kind of people today. >> we're used to wearing the same kind of things. >> summer is such a great time to play around and try some trends. you don't have to make a major investments. all of the pieces i'm showing you today are under $100, actually and everyone is playing around a little bit more. there's more color. more styles. >> the dressy shorts which sounds a little bit like an oxymoron, kind of. >> just you wait. just you wait. >> how cute is that. >> the dressy short is the alternative to the mini skirt and play with it the same way, but to dress it up you have to look for the more luxurious fabrics. these shorts from are express. it could be a night out to
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dinner. it's a great date look. i love the top. it's from kohl's and it's $18. >> thank you, marie. >> she's got a maxi dress on. >> such a dramatic statement. a maxi dress for summer and one important point is to look for something a little bare or top if you'll cover something else. you might want to show a little shoulder. this is from and this dress is a convertible. it can be a halter and it can be strapless. it looks sexy with a flat shoe. so you have more comfort going on there. >> it works for all figure types too. >> exactly. this is great. you can actually create a sleeve with this dress. edressme,$46. >> the next one is a playful look. this is a romper. >> she's been talking about rompers like crazy.
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>> we all love a romper. a fun little trend. >> what doesn't she look good in. adorable. >> this is a super cute trend and one thing that's important and this romper is $80. if you want to do this for evening you have to look for slightly more sophisticated accessories and we paired it with metallic heels and a metallic clutch and that will take it into an evening moment. >> and it's got the feather thing on the front. >> i love the brilliant color. it really gives it a little more punch. >> thank you. upon. >> see? my mother could not wear that. no. my mom's a beautiful woman, but, you know -- >> our flirty top. we have debbie. deb, come on out. >> i love this look on debbie. this is a great flirty top. this is an easy one to try, but when looking for a flirty top like this one from bebe, you have to look for one where you can show the shoulder. this is a great option, the
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one-shoulder. this is a great option with the white jeans. it makes it look fresh. >> she's wearing that bracelet -- the cuff. >> exactly. look at you! you pay attention. >> i know, you can't believe it. let's bring our models and they're great look, kate. >> thank you so much. >> i love what you're wearing. >> this is dkny. love her. >> coming up next, steve greenberg is here with some shades for your dog. of course, there are. and some other fun little toys and things for the summer right after this. >> he'see so enthusiastic. [ betsy ] you know my weakness. [ gertrude ] real good. [ norma ] you're so sweet. [ maude ] you're so salty. [ betsy ] irresistible. [ female announcer ] giving in to snacks? there's a better way to satisfy your cravings, twice a day with special k. enjoy something sweet... and something salty and still stay on track.
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>> it's time to play with toys. with this warm weather there are fun gadgets for kids of all ages like us. >> here with a few of his favorites is one of our favor e favorites is steve greenberg. these are bluetooth sunglasses
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from ask sync them to the phone to take phone calls in your sunglasses. >> i use them all of the time. >> where's the microphone for your mouth? >> it's through your earpiece. it's really great. under $40. >> talk about the dog with the shades. >> you protect my eyes. >> is she on the phone right now? >> this is bluetooth, these are called dogggles. so if she puts her head out of the window when you're driving, the police dogs use them in search and rescue. >> what if you don't want your dog to get wet. >> this is a dog umbrella. >> you can attach the leash and your dog will not get wet. >> and they know to stay right underneath it. >> this is jordana. >> hi. nice to meet you. >> thank you. >> i think hoda likes this a lot.
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>> there is the igrill. it sends a wireless signal to your ipad or the phone with your temperature and with the right temperature. >> that is insane. guys will go crazy over that. >> genius idea. >> the guys are salivating. >> this is a folding picnic table. holds four adults and $200 from ham akre schlemer. >> so you can carry it around? >> and put it in your car. opens up, no tools noes build it. under $200. next, it's hot and you want cool pops, right? this you just keep in the freezer all of the time and when you want your pops, you put it on the countertop and in six to nine minutes you've got pops and these are the ones your staff made. this is fruits juice. >> here you go. >> i don't know if this is your flavor or not. >> thank you very much. >> this, i think is very good. this is called butterfly garden. for $20 you get this garden and
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you get caterpillar with a coupon. put five caterpillars. >> they come in the mail? >> yeah. they come in the mail and then they grow and turn this cocoon stage. you hang it up in here and they turn into butterflies. ten dayies to ten days and release the butterflies? >> you don't feed them anything? >> oranges. >> that's down in the bottom. >> the goal is to let them out and you don't keep them in there forever. under $20. it's great. >> a tv that you can have outside. >> this is the in the rain, waterproof tv. s-i-i-l and to prove it we have video. >> don't do it! >> oh! >> hoda, your hair! oh, no! hoda! >> we've never seen that before. >> your hair, honey! it's a miracle, you still look great! >> i'm shocked. >> it's great to use. >> moving on. >> this is from nike.
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it's nike plus gps sports watch and put this into your sneaker and with that and the satellite, you wear this watch. what's cool about it, when you come back, you flip this over here and right over here you have a usb port and it gives you the details about how many calories you burn. >> i want that. >> jena would want that. >> this is called skype -- it's s-b-y-k-e, and this is kind of a hybrid. i got water on me, sorry, everybody. i wasn't nervous. this thing is really great for, it's the hybrid for a kick scooter because you can go over curbs and bumps because they re-engineered thing and it fits in the trunk of your car. i'm going to run. >> good talking to you, steve. >> up next, a beach treat that will take you to cannes, france, but first, this is "today" on
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all right. critics say if you're a purveyor of pop culture and you speak fluent, perez hilton and tmz you will love "beneath a starlet sky." >> they take you behind the scenes for a look at the steamy and seedy side of the cannes film festival. it's cannes, right? and this is your second book together. >> congrats, by the way, number two. >> it's the same character sort of at a different event. you read it, the first one. >> yes, at the oscars. >> you picked the cannes film festival. tell us about that. >> well, we sort of, it's a satire based on hollywood and we were sort of looking to up the ante and the cannes film festival, hollywood sort of
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descends on the small town in france and it becomes camp for hollywood grown ups. >> and yacht-hopping and bikinis. >> lots of style. >> the party's in the book. >> it's a secret that's revealed in the end. we won't give it away, but you've been friends quite a while. you're the daughter of dennis hopper, great actor. >> and you're the daughter of the famed producer leonard goldberg. so you know what you're writing about. >> you guys have been on the inside and you're such grounded young ladies. how did that happe >> thank you. >> thank you. >> see what i mean? >> we came together as two girlfriends sort of at a crossroads. we were both working in hollywood and kind of wanting to get out of hollywood and ironically we ended up writing about hollywood, but we've been very lucky to have parents who have been very grounded. you know, we were sort of -- we call ourselves zoologists. we're sort of observers of the
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scenes. >> we're not the ones dancing on the tables. we're the ones watching the people dancing on the tables. >> we were wondering about you two. >> we like watching other people. >> voyeurs. >> are th lots of relationships and things that people will be able to connect with? >> yes. at the heart of the story is the story of these three best girlfriends and it's the throug their love lives, family life and their careers so hopefully, no matter what you do for a living you can relate to these women. >> it's a lot of fun. i really think it should be a film though. >> we would love that. >> yes. >> there are certain books that -- >> maybe someone's watching and they'll do it. >> maybe someone's watching. >> are you working on your third book yet or what? >> well, not quite yet. amanda just got married. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> i have a little one. >> and the next one, we'll go to sundance. >> sundance will be perfect. >> great, great, summer read. >> tomorrow we have aden quinn
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with us. >> plus the best outdoor water toys and where to travel with your pet. is steve goldberg coming back? >> i like steve. >> i might bring in bambino. >> have a great day everybody. >> have a good wines day been. >> tomorrow's thursday! -- captions by vitac --
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